PEG Pioneers, The New PEG Center President Tyson To Retire _V;^. / I li t| i %^ Jf^ %' > Winter 2003 President's letter Editor GEORGE GRAVES ggraves@mbc edu Art Director GRETCHEN NEWMAN gnewman@mbc edu Assrslant Editor SHERRY R, COX '99 scox@mbC-edu K^X-^ i lv-^lO.-1/i Immediately after the announcement in October about my intention to retire in June, a colleague asked me what I am going to do. I replied, "I shall be at work as usual tomorrow morning." When I spoke to the assem- bled college that afternoon, I said that together we must keep working hard and keep moving forward. As I wrote to you, I am very confident about the future. What we at Mary Baldwin must do now is to keep our eye on the goals of this year — I feel very strongly about that. That is our work, and we must not become distracted from it for any reason at all. The college must be our collective first concern. Every year, we assess cur- rent needs and opportunities and in this way define what we call our major institutional thrusts — those areas, beyond the daily business of running the college, on which we must focus our energy and expertise. At the end of every year, we measure our accomplishments against those goals. Here are some of the tasks we are pursuing: In the academic arena, we are working hard on a review of general education, or the core curricular requirements that a student needs for gradu- ation regardless of major. That is an enormously important piece of educational business. The faculty, of course, is at the center of this effort, and staff and students are involved as well. By the end of this year we must have some very clear ideas as to whether, how, and to what extent we should revise general education at Mary Baldwin College to serve our students best in coming years. We are developing a specific curriculum for a master of arts degree in counseling psychology, and we must complete it. Also, we are working on a proposal and feasibility study for a master's degree in applied leadership and management — a most exciting prospect for this college. A large slice of that work must be completed this year. Both of these graduate programs build on traditional undergraduate strengths, and both are impor- tant components of Mary Baldwin's long-term strategic plan to expand through devel- opment of graduate and adult programs while maintaining the number of young women in our on-campus undergraduate programs. Some of Mary Baldwin's existing programs deserve addi- tional promotion. For instance, we must refine our marketing strategies for the master of letters and master of fine arts in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature in performance. Only in its second year, that program now draws the majority of its students from out of state, showing us that it truly has wide appeal. It has so much potential! We must work to make it as good as it can possibly be, and that means we need to garner a national reputation for this unique graduate program. We are refining our market- ing also for the master of arts in teaching. Not enough people know how good and how inno- vative it is. We have recently added a new concentration in teaching exceptional students, giving us an opportunity to get the word out. This is an ambitious acade- mic agenda for one year — and there are several other initiatives. The campus environment for our resident undergradu- ates remains a crucial focus for us. We have built the new headquarters for the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, which this year enjoyed record enrollment, and its students moved in recently. That is a historic and mammoth project, as you can see elsewhere in this magazine. I am very proud of what we have provided our PEG students. Technology, too, is tremendously important. It is also a perennial challenge. Two of the most pressing issues we are addressing this year are connecting the main campus and our regional cen- ters, and replacing outdated software in our computer labo- ratories. And, as always, we seek ways to streamline our work with the aid of technolo- gy, helping our administrators become ever more effective and efficient. Student recruitment is never off the annual agenda. As we do every year, we have specific goals in enrollment for each pro- gram. We intend to meet those goals; so far, the indicators are very good. I am committed to handing over to the next presi- dent a secure and strong enrollment as well as a balanced budget. We are going to shine this year, ready to welcome our new president. PUBLICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD Gena Adams '89 Alrce R Araujo Brenda L, Bryant Jeffrey L. Buller Sherry R, Cox '99 Lynn Grilrland '80 George Graves Carole Grove Drane Kent Gretchen Newman Lydra J Petersson Judrtfi L- Shuey Frank R Southenngton Kathleen A, Stinehart Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 The Mary Baldwrn College Magazine is publrshed three times a year by the Office of College Relations, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton. VA 24401 © 2003 All rights reserved, Mary Baldwin College does not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that men are admitted only as ADR and graduate students), race, national origin, color, age, disability or sexual orientation in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, and employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice President for Business and Finance, PC Box 1500, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24402; phone, 540-887-7175 Fund raising is never off Mary Baldwin's agenda, either. We must increase annual giving, raise money for particular pro- jects like the PEG building and the Shakespeare program, and, of course, for the endowment. Believe me, this is a formi- dable agenda for any college in any given year. We are hard- working people here, and I am confident that, as in the past, we shall meet all of our goals this year. So, how am I spending my year? Very busily, working alongside my colleagues to develop the continuing strength of Mary Baldwin College. On the cover Students in Mary Baldwin's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted pose proudly in front of their new center on campus oni a chilly winter evening. Page 14. Phata by Ian Bradshaw 2 Yes, It's True; President Tyson To Retire 4 New Endowed Scholarship Willi Benefit IVIAT Students 5 Outreach Dean StinehartTo Retire at Year's End 7 Giles Block: IVlaster of Words (And These Are Some Words) 7 New Shakespeare Program Garners Funding, Students 8 Anthropologist Bateson; How To IVIake More of Longer Lives 9 A Call to Public Service IVlarks Founders Day 1 MBCrThe Students' View 1 1 Two Decades of Flowers, Thanks to Mabel Hirschbiel 1 1 Bunnese Student Seeks Democracy for Her Country 1 3 Andrea Cornett-Scott Named Dean of Afhcan-Amencan and Multicultural Affairs 13 VWIL Student Soars in Colorado 1 4 PEG Pioneers: Nearly Two Decades Later 1 7 Students, Staff Settle into New Center 1 8 Finally, the Fit Is Right 1 9 Store Owner Dies at Age 65 2 Run, Squfn-els, Run 2 1 Campus Sledding Accident Claims Life of Cross-Country Captain Grace Brooks 4 4 Hines Phoenix '77, Hohn Create Endowments for Art, Study Abroad 4 5 Prayers for OurTimes by Chaplain Patricia Hunt Departments 6 News in Brief 1 2 Faculty and Staff Highlights 2 2 Mary Baldwin College Gift Shop 25 Alumnae/i News and Class Notes 42 Alumnae/i in Action 'I tell you frankly that I love Mary Baldwin College. I am retiring, but that does not mean my ties with all of you are severed. Those ties are secure and binding. I look for- ward to applauding your future successes and to helping in appropriate ways. And, of course, my. appreciation for all of you and for our work together will never diminish. Thank you for 1 8 wonderful years.' — President Tyson Yes, It's True: President Tyson To Retire Bv Sherrv R. Cox '99 Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 When Mary Baldwin College faculty and staff arrived at work October 10, many found an e-mail from Michelle Fitzgerald, administrative assistant to the president. It stated simply that Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold, chair of the Board of Trustees, would address the college at 4 p.m. that day. Some folks noted the gathering on their appointment books; others decided not to rearrange their sched- ules. After all, the campus grapevine was quiet. Promptly at 4, Arnold rose to the lectern in Francis Auditorium. By 4:01, she had dropped the bombshell: President Cyntliia H. Tyson will retire June 30. Latecomers missed the gasp. Only the stunned expressions and beginning sniffles of the assembled faculty, staff, and student leaders may have alerted them to the magni- tude and effect of the announcement. Arnold assured her audience that neither the president nor the college is in poor health. Rather, she said, the deci- sion comes because Tyson wants her suc- cessor in place well before the next round of accreditation begins in 2004. "As usual," Arnold said, "her rea- soning is selfless." "Mary Baldwin College is doing well because President Tyson has spent nearly 18 years building upon the solid foundation of our 160- year-old college," she said. "Her administration has been marked by excellence in academics, sound busi- ness principles, and an entrepreneurial spirit." Continued Arnold, "We will proceed in the practical matter of finding her successor. Please note that I have not said 'replacement,' for this is a natural time to evalu- ate where we are as an institution and to determine what set of attributes can best lead us through our next phases." Arnold lightened the mood momentarily when she said the college could not find another Tyson because "God threw the mold away!" Despite brief chuckles, it was a somber crowd that rose to its feet following Arnold's remarks to give Mary Baldwin's longest-serving president the first of two extended standing ovations. Tyson looked at the solemn expressions and quickly insisted that the audience "smile!" "I have grown in respect for everyone associated with the college. As an institution, Mary Baldwin College is vibrant, diverse, and focused. It is a place where impor- tant things get done, and done right." Tyson noted the "extraordinary energy," vitality, and creativity that she said guarantee MBC a bright future. "The college is poised to take the next step." "Vision and energy have char- acterized her leadership," said Roderic Owen, professor of phi- losophy and a former acting dean of the col- lege. "Rather than impose her own particular vision of MBC, she has worked so very hard to support and encourage each of us to con- tribute to a collective vision of who we are as college community and what we might become." Added Owen, "She has known how to be tough and demanding when it comes to decision-making processes while also knowing how to effectively delegate responsibility and how to be compassionate and generous when it comes to each of us as individuals. That is a very unusual combination in a leader." Tyson, he said, "understands what it means to lead by example. With stoic strength in the face of conflict, difficult decisions, and volatile situations, she maintained her dignity, compassion, and resolve — and, thereby, served as a model to each of us." An editorial in the Staunton Neivs Leader praised Tyson for "great strides" in strengthening the college and its ties to the city and surrounding area. Staunton City Manager C. Robert Stripling called Tyson "a very dynamic leader in the community." Staunton Council- woman Rita Wilson '82 noted that Tyson brought Mary Baldwin "down off the hill." Search Under Way For Next President A committee representing trustees, alum- nae/i, students, faculty, staff, and Staunton is working with consultants to conduct a nation- al search for Mary Baldwin College's next president, who is expected to be chosen this spring and take office July I.The committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees, which hires the president. Chairing the committee is Louise R. McNamee 70, vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Other trustees: Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69, Board ofTrustees chair; Beverly E. Bates '64, Elizabeth N. "Betsy" Mason '69; former president Samuel R. Spencer Jr; and Aremita R. Watson, mother of three Mary Baldwin graduates. Other committee members: Staunton businessman and former trustee P William "Bill" Moore Jr.; Leah Griffith '03, president of the Mary Baldwin Student Government Association; Anne McGovern, associate pro- fessor of French; Roderic Owen, professor of philosophy; and George Graves, the college's director of strategic communication. Assisting the committee are Barbara Taylor andTobie van derVorm of Academic Search Consultation Service, a nonprofit orga- nization that specializes in presidential searches for private liberal-arts institutions. More information about the search can be found on the Mary Baldwin Web site: www.mbc.edu. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 New Endowed Scholarship Will Benefit MAT Students \ 'Her legacy will be not only the opportunities the scholarship will afford to others who, like her, want to become the best teacher possible, but also the inspiring story of her life and steadfast spirit.' Checks for the scholarship fund should be made out to Mary Baldwin College and sent to Martha Masters, Director of Capital Support and Gift Planning, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401. Please indicate that the donation is for the Kitty Green and Hobart Jones MAT scholarship. For information about the scholarship, contact Carole C. Grove, director, MAT, 540-887-7333, cgroveigmbcedu. Education — teaching as well as learning — always meant a lot to Kitty Green. She was so grateful for the opportunities she had, despite personal struggles, that she wanted to make sure others had the chance to succeed, too. Green, who left a remarkable business career to earn a master's in teaching at Mary Baldwin in 2000, taught all too briefly — at an elementary school in rural central Virginia. She died of ovarian cancer in November. Earlier last fall, with a commit- ment of $50,000, she and her husband, Hobart Jones, helped create the first endowed scholarship for MAT students: the Kitty Green and Hobart Jones Master of Arts in Teaching Scholarship for Inquiry Teaching and Cooperative Learning. Beth Roberts, for- mer MAT director and professor, and others associated with the program proposed the scholarship to honor Green. "We are very eager to help make this scholarship a success because Kitt)' embodied the very best ideals of the MAT program, especially inquiry teaching and service leader- ship," said Fay Kelle, who teaches in the MAT program at Mary Baldwin's Richmond, Virginia, center, and knew Green. Green said she and Jones decided to con- tribute a substantial sum "so that others can learn all the wonderful things I did and meet all the wonderful people in the MAT pro- gram." Green said she chose Mary Baldwin's MAT for its approach: asking and answering questions that cross disciplines and invite broad and deep exploration of significant subjects in a variety of ways. She said she thought the MAT program prepared her "to be the best teacher possible." The scholarship, to be awarded to those who demonstrate need and otherwise qualify', will be for one or more full-time MAT stu- dents who are changing careers and want to teach in elementary or middle school. Green grew up on welfare with her grandmother and sister. After earning an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Wake Forest Universiry, she helped start and Hobart Jones and Kitty Green run a company that became the world's largest coupon processor. It grew rapidly to employ 5,000, processing 100 million trans- actions a week. Green was also involved in the creation of another business, which encouraged new ventures. There, she began and participated in a volunteer tutoring pro- gram in schools. "I didn't know it then, but seeing the school system, struggling students, and teachers awakened a desire in me to work with children," she said. In 1 998, Green left business to pursue teaching. "I needed to satisfy my passion to give back and make a difference for chil- dren," she said. That she did, and more. Fellow MAT graduate Kim Olsen, who received the Henrico County, Virginia, First- Year Teacher of the Year Award for First Grade in 2001, recalled: "You couldn't help but look up to Kitty, even when we were students together. She's just that kind of person. We knew we could count on her to be our friend and leader, and she came through every time." Before she died. Green gave Olsen an abundance of teaching materials, which Olsen said she could not have afforded. In her last few months. Green told people: "Because of ill health, I got to teach for only two years. But I can say that that service has been the most rewarding of my life." The classroom in Orange, Virginia, proved to be one Green's biggest challenges. "Teaching is the hardest job I have ever had," she said, "because you can't fire a fourth-grader who doesn't do his work. You must find a way to motivate every student no matter what." Observed Kelle: "Her legacy will be not only the opportunities the scholarship will afford to others who, like her, want to become the best teacher possible, but also the inspiring story of her life and steadfast spirit." Green never gave up trying to live a full life. Until shortly before her death, she spoke publicly about her life and the impor- tance of education and teaching. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Outreach Dean Stinehart To Retire at Year's End Kathleen Stinehart, who, as etiective, providing raculty ^^ 1 dean for academic outreach. more time to work with stu- j^ has o\erseen growth in the dents. She impro\'ed and tfrv^ size and sophistication of expanded marketing and S*^ Mars' Baldwin's Adult Degree communication, encouraged i ^^B Program, plans to leave in greater use of the Internet for ' Hi^v ^^-^ j^^M June after nine rears at the ADP students, and was college. among those who started the The former kindergarten summer Women's Institute fs^^^^fM teacher and Iowa State for Leadership De\-elopment ^^^^k Universirs- administrator took (WILD). ^^^^^M over a program that was Based at Marv Bald^^■in's ^^^^H ^ - >tH straining in some wavs from main campus, ADP now is at ^^^^^1 its success in enrolling adults five regional \IBC centers ^^^^H — men as weU as women — around \irgirLia, including its ^^^^^1 ^B^ Y^l who wanted to complete, or newest, in Sterling in north- ^^^^^1 ^^^B. f H even begin, their undergradu- em ^^gLnia's rapidly ^^^^H ^^^^^^_v ^H ate education. gro\\ing Loudoun Count\". ^^^^^1 ^^^^^^^^Hp ^^I Stinehart helped estabhsh Stinehart plans to open a ^^^^H ^^^^^^^^■^I'^H^H systems and procedures to natural foods grocer\' and ^^H^H ^^^^^^^^^H^^^^H make ADP more efficient and cafe in do^^Tlto^^^l Staunton. ^^^^^^^^1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ^^^1 10™ ANNIVERS7\RY CELEBRATION ■ MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING Join us April 12 at MBC in Staunton for worlcshops, a lunclieon, and notable speai<ers. For more information, go to www. mbc. edu/mat. How's This for a Makeover? CaU it "Trading Spaces — MBC St^le." Two pairs of roominates in Tullidge Residence Hall — Ashlee Pair and Sarah Butler, and Brandi Allen and Regina Montes — won a drawing to have their rooms redecorated by senior art majors Anne Pontius and LaToria Giles. Taking inspiration from a popular television show on cable's The Learning Channel (TLC), Pontius and Giles consulted with the winners. Then, with help from other talented MBC students, they performed makeovers on a Saturday in January while the roommates briefly traded rooms to await the outcome. The project was ambitious. Besides rearranged furniture, it included custom bed spreads, rotating tabletop and book shelves — all made or assembled on the premises. MBC-T\' tikned the event for broadcast on campus. ^"^^^^^^ MBC Style Nikki Giovanni, a' ;. ■.=-;-.•. -.'-iinc poet and a p'ofessor i'z '.i ■ ez /.I' s:.;5":s ;-' ": an eccearance at Mary Bald\^^^ October 5. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 ■M news in brie" MBC Grad Cites Benefits Of Single-Sex Education When Eugenia E. Gratto '94 read an arti- cle in The Washington Post last fall about Hood College's going coed, she quickly responded with a letter to the editor that passionately defended single-sex educa- tion for women. Acknowledging that like too many young women she had "an anti-women's- coUege attitude" when she began looking at colleges, Gratto wrote that she was won over by "enthusiastic wooing by the Mary Baldwin admissions office, a substantial academic scholarship, and a school culture that encouraged participation in a wide range of extracurricular activities." "My women's college experience allowed me to flourish in a way I had not been able to at my high school," continued Gratto, who runs her own public-relations business in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington. At Mary Baldwin, she "took advantage of leadership opportunities that formed me into a much more well-round- ed woman. My time there better equipped me for the 'real world' that Hood board Chairman S. Deborah Jones said high school students look for in their college experience." Hood, in Frederick, Maryland, is a liberal arts college that has admitted women, primarily. In the letter published October 22 in The Post, Gratto wrote that graduates of the shrinking number of women's colleges bear some responsibility "for recruiting students and providing financial support." And she urged female high school stu- dents "to include a women's college — any women's college — on their list of schools under consideration." "Trust me, ladies," wrote Gratto. "There's no shortage of men to date or frat parties to attend at nearby schools. But there's no better place to build your- self a strong, powerful identity for the very coed real world." Physics Is Latest Minor At IVIary Baldwin The faculty has approved a new minor, in physics, which has been offered only as a major. Required courses include a seminar and instruction about electrical circuits. MBC Freshman Promotes Safe Driving Among Students Mary Baldwin freshman Rady Dudley knows it may not be the coolest thing to do, but she's pushing safe behavior among her peers — especially when it comes to driving. Dudley, from the Lynchburg, Virginia, area, has rapidly achieved a national profile through her expanding efforts and stirring words. In October, for her prominent role in Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, she was featured on the Web site of the National Organizations for Youth Safety, a coalition of nonprofit organizations, government, and business- es (www.noys.org). She makes presentations in Virginia and other states. Dudley speaks about a high school friend who died in a crash just two days before graduation last June: "Our gradu- ation was not the normal high school graduation. Tears flowed from everyone there — students, faculty, and family. A chair in the graduating class remained empty with only a white rose occupying it. When one name was called, no one walked forward to receive a diploma. Yet everyone rose to recognize her." Dudley says she "took a tragedy that hit my high school, my community, and me so hard and made it a learning lesson for everyone I know." As a member of the Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety, she wants communities all over the state to have the resources, the people, and the program with the com- mon goal of saving lives. Most traffic accidents, says Dudley, "are predictable and preventable, and yet every day they continue to claim the lives of so many young people." She asks stu- dents "to join me in my quest to speak out and save lives. Buckle up. Slow down. Pay attention. Drive sober." Virginia Governor Names Two at MBC to State Boards Jean M. Donovan, associate professor of health care administration and political science at Mary Baldwin, has been appointed to the State Board of Health in Virginia by Governor Mark R. Warner. The body guides policy and planning for the state Department of Health and advises the governor. Donovan, who has a master's in nursing and a doctorate in government, is a member of the Staunton City Council. Warner also appointed Nadia Kuley, director of counseling and psychological services at the college, to the Virginia Board of Psychology. That board deals with issues related to the practice of psychology in Virginia such as regula- tions, licensure, and investigations of complaints. Staff, Students Urge End to Cuts in Aid Mary Baldwin students and staff were prominent among those urging Virginia legislators to continue state funding for both the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership and Tuition Assistance Grants, which help Virginia residents attend private colleges and universities. The efforts, including visits to the state Capitol in Richmond and e-mail appeals by MBC representatives, appear to have paid off. Funding for both programs is expected to continue. To cope with a shortfall in state rev- enue, Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner proposed ending state support for VWIL and Virginia Tech's cadet corps. The state already had trimmed support for VWIL, Tech's corps, and TAG. Mary Baldwin VWIL students told the General Assembly that the leader- ship program offered them a unique opportunity designed exclusively for women. Other students noted that TAG enabled them to consider all options for higher education and to choose what they thought was best for them. They stressed their desire to go to a small, lib- eral-arts institution where they would have the personal attention and sense of community important to their growth as students and people. Mary Baldwin enjoyed the backing of influential lawmakers and others as the General Assembly moved toward approving substantial appropriations. A Century of Service: Former Dean Marks 100 Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell, dean of Mary Baldwin College in the early 1930s, was feted by one of the coun- try's most influential public-television stations, Washington's WETA-TV, in December for turning 100 years old. And why not? Campbell founded Emmy-award winning WETA more than 40 years ago. The station has pioneered public- broadcasting programming, including "Washington Week in Review" and Ken Burns's epic documentary "The Civil Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 War." Campbell, with her late husband, the prominent lawyer Edmund Campbell, has been a leader in education and civic affairs. She has been honored with many awards and was profiled in a WETA doc- umentary, "Elizabeth Campbell: A Passion to Teach." Campbell remembers her time at Mary Baldwin as among the happiest of her long and productive life. The few who make it to age 100 are typically asked for a little advice. Campbell didn't disappoint. "Don't look backward or clutter up your life with regrets and resentments," she said. "Do not waste your energies fighting against that which cannot be changed. Live for today, and you will find life exciting, satis- fying, and rewarding. Put into your work all that you have of interest, enthusiasm, hope, faith, determination, and love." M LITT Giles Block: Master of Words (And These Are Some Words) Giles Block has a title like none other; master of words. The words are not just any words but the plays — their prose and verse — of William Shakespeare. Block is one of several "mas- ters" at the reconstructed Globe theatre in London, where, as at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Shakespeare's plays are performed, in essential ways, as they were 400 years ago. During the fall semester, he was among the latest visiting fac- ulty for a different type of master; Mary Baldwin's master's programs — master of letters and master of fine arts — in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature in perfor- mance. As master of words. Block helps actors understand Shakespeare's text. He works with them on pacing and emphasis, on identifying and using the rhythms and rhymes. Once the actors have digested the words and developed a feel for presenting them naturally, audiences can better grasp language that may seem odd or unfamiliar at times. "We can't change the text," notes Block. "We don't understand by following every word. We under- stand through a spray of words." As Shakespeare matured in his writing, the poetry — the beat, the pulse — became less obvious, the lines spoken by characters seemingly more spontaneous. But Shakespeare still maintained a deep sense of structure to what he wrote, says Block, however subtle it became. A key part of notable produc- tions in England, the United States, and Japan over the years, Block has acted extensively, and he continues to direct plays. His ongoing explo- ration of Shakespeare's language is clearly a joy. "It kind of springs into life for me in a way that it didn't before," he says. New Shakespeare Program Garners Funding, Students In just its second year, Mary Baldwin College's unique master's degree pro- gram in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature in performance continues to draw considerable financial support and has more than doubled its enrollment, attracting students from all over the country. The Philadelphia-based E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation has awarded Mary Baldwin $1.5 million over five years to underwrite its master of let- ters (M.Litt.) and master of fine arts (MFA). Each degree combines stagecraft and scholarship. And the family of Virginia Worth Gonder '39 has given the college $200,000 to endow a Shakespeare fel- lowship in theatre in her name. Frank R. Southerington, Oxford-educated profes- sor of English and director of the Shakespeare program, is the first Gonder fellow. Eleven new students from California, Florida, Ohio, and Oklahoma, among other states, enrolled for the fall semes- ter, joining six who returned. The new students' backgrounds vary widely; teach- ing, acting, marketing, and industry. Colleges attended include Swarthmore, Mount Holyoke, the University of California and Boise State University. Some students are recent gradu- ates. Others are embarking on new careers and vocations. Their ambitions are hardly the same. Some intend to teach, others to act, still others to read and develop scripts or otherwise work in the theatre. All welcomed the oppor- tunity to understand Shakespeare and his contemporaries in performance and in a rich context; historical, cultural, and artistic. The master's program is offered in partnership with Shenandoah Shakespeare and the professional act- ing company's Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre, which also serves as classroom and laboratory for the students. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Anthropologist Bateson: How To Make More of Longer Lives By George Graves "There's more than one hfe in your Hfe," says anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, who last fall spoke to classes and delivered the sixth annual Smyth Leadership Lecture, established by former trustee H. Gordon Smyth and his wife, Mary Beth Reed Smyth '47. Longer life expectancy — up by more than 20 years for Americans since World War II — can mean a fuller life of learning and personal development, says Bateson, the daughter of noted anthropolo- gists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. "We tend to think of longer life expectancy as something tacked onto the end. But these additional years are right in the middle of our lives. They're not like a room tacked onto a house but an atri- um opening up the middle." "We have more time than human beings have ever had," said Bateson, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Anthropology and English at George Mason University in Fairfax in northern Virginia. That time can be spent devel- oping new skills and interests, pursuing another career, or seeing more of the world. The author of a memoir about her parents among other well-received books, Bateson encouraged students to travel and explore other countries and cul- tures, respecting local customs. "When I was a kid, most of my friends hadn't heard of pizza or hummus or pita bread," she told students in a cultural anthro- pology class taught by Carrie B. Douglass, associate professor of anthropology and Spanish. "Look how rich we become by knowing our neighbors. Look at the choic- es that open up. Other cultures expand our imagination." Observed Bateson, a former Guggenheim Fellow: "In our world today, you have to deal with people from other parts of the world. You have a responsibil- ity as an American, as part of a powerful country, to understand other cultures. People who don't travel assume that what they do is natural and what other people do is perverse. Much of what we take for granted is actually learned: what to eat for breakfast, how food should taste, what love is, what romance is, what a bath- room is, how to raise children." Bateson, also a visiting pro- fessor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, grew up with Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies at Mary Baldwin and the son of a prominent anthropologist, Alfred Metraux. Visiting one of Metraux's classes, she talked about the struggles that women in many countries, including some in Asia, face as they seek to share opportunities that men traditionally have enjoyed. "The challenge, the problem, is to find a way to say, 'No, the traditional role of women in my community is a distortion of the way it ought to be. I'm not reject- ing my tradition. I'm finding a truth in mv tradition that the male Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 scholars may have missed." In the United States, added Bateson, particularly in the South, "tradition can still be invoked in some circles to tell women to slow down." Among Bateson's other com- ments during her visit to campus: • Never break a date with a female friend to go out with a man. Friendships between women are important and need to be nour- ished. They can last a long time. • Live on your own for a while, as many young women do now. The strength of knowing you can cope if you have to is really important. Absorb the experi- ence of independence. • It's important to find time to reflect. You cannot learn from experience unless you reflect on your experience. It's the process of digesting experience that leads to learning — and that takes time. Find the time to reflect. If you walk, think while you walk. Turn off the radio in the car. We take less and less time for reflection. The result: bad decisions. • In most of the world, children really are raised by a village — not just two tired, anxious, quarreling parents. • The Iranian revolution showed that rights for women can be lost. Rights for women were seen as western, not as a deeper understanding of human rights for in Middle Eastern societies. • Most young people today have to educate their parents against strong biases. You can move parents only so far. You can't fully re-educate them. They've been running the water when they brush their teeth for a long, long time. • Exploring differences gives you a different sense of human feeling. Understanding that there are other ways to be human throughout the world helps us make choices about the future, to imagine a future that is not just an extension of the present. But you don't throw it all away because someone else does it differently. Rituals are important. FOUNDERS DAY '02 A Call to Public Service Marks Founders Day Founders Day speaker M. Elizabeth Swope '66, U.S. consul general in Guadalajara, Me.xico, urged Mary Baldwin students to consider careers in public service, which, she said, they "might not have thought about" before the terrorist attacks September 11,2001. "I would be thrilled if some of you would choose the foreign service," said Swope, as she and her husband, Patrick Kennedy, did. Swope is the senior U.S. rep- resentative in western Mexico, the latest in a series of assign- ments that have taken her around the world. Kennedy is U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for management reform, representing the United States on the committee that develops the UN's budget. "You are there adding context and helping foreigners to understand us better and we, them," said Swope, a member of the Alumnae/i Board and a graduate of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "This is more important today than ever before, as our way of life is under siege." But other options abound, said Swope, including the Peace Corps, the military, non- governmental organizations, and working for elected officials. "Think about where you will take that spirit that grew out of the ashes of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania," said Swope, speak- ing October 4 at the annual convocation at First Presbyterian Church in Staunton remembering the college's founders, Rufus W. Bailey and Mary Julia Baldwin. "You are all fortunate to be the benefi- ciaries of a superior liberal-arts education. You may have chosen Mar\' Baldwin for a variety of reasons, as I did. One of my princi- pal reasons was to acquire a broad base that would serve well in whatever I chose to do. Although much changed September 11, the value of a liberal arts education has not." "In fact," Swope continued, "I would argue that it has only increased" with the need for more Americans who have a deep under- standing of other cultures and countries. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 MBC: Students V lew What anracrs students to Mary Baldwin? What do they think of the college after they settle in? The Mary Baldwin Parents Council wanted to know. A panel of four students — from differ- ent years, programs, and states — provided answers during a discussion that was part of the Leadership Weekend in October when the Alumnae/i Board and Advisory Board of Visitors also gathered at the college. Amy Jordan, a freshman from Lenoir City, Tennessee, applied to a variety of institutions, big and small, public and private. She visited Mary Baldwin and was "really impressed by the open- ness and helpfulness." She was also impressed by the abundant opportunities to take part in a wide range of organizations. "I want- ed to hone my leadership skills," said Jordan. "You get this sense of strong women." Lantana Hoke, a junior, left middle school at age 14 in Maui, Hawaii, to begin college through Mary Baldwin's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. On a visit, she immediately liked the atmosphere, the profes- sors and students. "The campus is very beautiful," she said. "That is really important to me." PEG, she noted, offered her a unique chance to start college early as a full-fledged residential student. Samantha Muncy, a senior from Dallas, Texas, likes Virginia's moderate climate and remembers the personal attention shown by a member of the col- lege's Admissions Office. "That's what got me here," she said, "that woman taking the time and answering all my questions." Sophomore Megan Ziegert from Fort Eustis, Virginia, turned down an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy to anend Mary Baldwin and become part of its Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership. "Academically, a small school is best for me," said Ziegert, an ambitious student who values good teaching. "You see our professors on campus everywhere," she said. Ziegert credits Mary Baldwin's persistent Admissions Office in its suc- cessful pursuit of her. "Someone was calling my house at least once a week," she said. "They keep calling." Ziegert has a double major and perhaps a triple minor, a heavy load not considering other obligations on campus. VWlL's structure and disci- pline have helped her learn to manage her time and do well in the classroom, she said. VWIL's cama- raderie already has members of its cadet corps "talking about going to each other's weddings someday." Said Ziegert: "It's good when you come on a campus to know you fit in somewhere. You definitely have a sense of belonging." Hoke, though younger than most other stu- dents at Mary Baldwin, has a definite sense of belonging, too. Most of her peers are in high school, where she returned over the summer to take driver's education. "I thought, gee, I'm glad I'm not here," said Hoke, a mentor to other PEG students. Muncy quickly took to political science when she got to Mary Baldwin and then developed an interest in business administration. "My professors showed me how I could integrate the two," she said, helping her focus on policy — public and business. Now that she's about to graduate, Muncy said she's grateful for the intensive career advice and coaching that the college's Sena Center offers students. Her fiance, she said, received relatively little help when he graduated from a large public university. Speaking of her plans to get married, Muncy said she was at first deeply skeptical when her mother suggested that she consider a women's col- lege. Muncy 's high-school friends told her "you will never meet men" and asked: "Why are you going?" Muncy said she enjoyed an active social life and had a lot of fun. And now, among her high-school friends, "I'm the only one engaged." Ziegert initially wondered whether she would be happy at a women's college. "All my friends were guys," she said. But she likes the all- female residential undergraduate environment, which encourages her "to be yourself." Said Ziegert: "Your social life is basically what you make it." Not having men in classes "is kind of nice," added Hoke. "You're really comfortable studying the biology of women." Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Two Decades of Flowers, Thanks to Mabel Hirschbiel For more than 25 years until she left Staunton this past fall, Mabel Hirschbiel arranged flowers in stunning displays for Mary Baldwin College. '^She helped JVIBC look beautiful for all our special occasions," said President Cynthia H. Tyson. Hirschbiel's creations marked homecoming, gradua- tion, and alunmae/i gatherings. They have been seen in the Alumnae House, the Administration Building, and Hunt Dinning Hall under the portrait of Lyda B. Hunt — Hirschbiel's favorite spot. Hirschbiel, an honorary alumna and widow of banker Paul Hirschbiel, a former MBC trustee, is reruming to the Virginia Beach area to be closer to tamily. _- "People have been pleased with what little I do," said the humble Hirschbiel. "It has been a wonderful association, and I have enjoyed it." Burmese Student Seeks Democracy for Her Country She faces danger if she goes home, and she tuas to use a pseodonym ishen she wiites artkles or gives public talks or is the snbjecE of attides Kke this cme. Khin Oo '03 is a Maty Balciwin student with a dhallenge most w^omen in Amenca will neiper have to con&ont: She is fighting for democraci' in her native Boima. Oo grew up m Rangoon^ the capital of BuniKi. 1 lived on a main street;, and when I was 9 yeais okJ, I can rmoemfaer seeing people demon- strating, snmgihnig^ and all of a sodden the mnHitac y- tmcks came," she said. Teople were told to moTe, and then evetjbody was shot down. It was Tfioy blood|^ and I still isnemher that." That ■was h? 19SS. Oo"? grandfather tanght herabout i;— :';rij-.' ir.i r/. — 1 -T-hrs^ msritVmfr in her a deer ; : — — ^rr rr: : --;; cause. He had served wict Ztr:}. >__::;; ~ --. who helped lead the qoest ic r 1 _r:: i ; : .: r ? r rienceinl94S.ife also had babjrsac -Jie ;er.eri^ "s ii-shireiiAnng San Snn Kji, wfec — e^.^" ur : ; re rre leader of die National League for De— ; -■ -ir.; vrrrir; die Nobd Peace Prize but fa. r ; r-r--rr:ind h~z?e -irTT-— ^-~ ^-i—z- ::-- r--;-A- -rieis. >^e:-i--.-.- - : Oo;-. :-err -;; ; -rn threari. Su: irrr;:; ::'.'r'^.ii father deprve; - zur .i" er ;ir-.:ar. ::-jdand adeqnalp ~ ; i :: i — rir-r-: r-rrr; r_; ^iir con- finement. ir 1 . -; : ; - r ^ - J me in bad shape anddied— : - ;:.^ ' r caDceE. Before he died, said Oo, he asked her to continue his woik and press for democracy. Her fether asked her to think mice before getting involved. "My fetfaer was worried about me and asked me to wait raitil I got my full educatioii to conrinne ray grandlather's work," said Oo. "But I said, 'No, I can't waJt.'" While in the United States, Oo has been doing both: completing her educa- tion (majoring Ln ecoaomics and Asian studies) and seeking change in Burma, where she said the quality of life contin- ues to decline and many people sufieE. She has been interviewed by Voice of America, spoken at the United Natjotts, and lobbied in Washington. As an intern at the UN, she researched its programs in Burma. Said Oo of conversatioos with U.S. officials: "As a citizen, I asked the United States to pressore for donocracy in Burma. As a student, I asked for them to pressure for the release of students who are still in prison for demonstrating. As a woman, I asked for pressure to stop the raping of women as p ffmrn^tiEtie iiiir in Burma." "I need to go back and get involved in politics," said Oo, mindful that her family is under surveillance and that a friend, she said, was imprisoned for reading an underground newspapet "I will definitely go back home and work toward democracy. " « " — » ^ - - ^ Wf BORHA \ :.. Rangeoa'a- Ofangpo) 1 ■^? -■■' ^-\^ Bona V SC' iji... ^ TH*a/UI>' CAMOOfJI "I will definitely go back home and work toward democracy.' MteiTY Bdbtem Cdlisge Msgszme • Wiamir2W3 r&culty and staff highlights Ann Alexander, professor of history (ADP), is serving a four- year appointment on the State Review Board of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the committee that recommends properties for the National Register of Historic Places. Andreas Anastasiou, assistant professor of psychology, pre- sented a paper titled "Cross-Cultural Application of an Empathy Scale: Basis for Conflict Resolution" at the annu- al convention of the American Psychological Association in Chicago August 22-26. Alice Araujo, assistant profes- sor of communication, served as a co-facilitator in a week-long teaching and learning workshop for faculty at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in June The workshop was sponsored by the Associate Colleges of the South, a consortium of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Araujo is serving a two-year term as sec- retary for the Undergraduate College and University Section of the National Communication Association. In November, she chaired two panels at the NCA convention in New Orleans, Louisiana; "Who Do We Think We Are: Instructor Positioning in the Communication Classroom" and "The Evolving Multicultural Self: Searching for the Sites of Identity in Communication Practices" At that convention, she also presented a paper titled "'Resistire Precise'?: Language and Cultural Identity Negotiation in Light of Globalization," Jeffrey L. Buller, dean of the college, has been invited by the Wagner Society of New York to deliver all seven English-lan- guage lectures at the August 20-28 international Wagner fes- tival in Bayreuth, Germany. The Wagner festival, established by Richard Wagner in 1876, is con- sidered by many to be the world's most prestigious annual festival devoted to the works of a single composer. Each year's festival takes place in a unique theatrical structure designed by Wagner specifically for the festi- val. Buller, whose book Classically Romantic explores Wagner's fascination with ancient Greece and the influ- ence that this interest had on the composer's Ring cycle, will present a daily keynote lecture on each of the seven operas of the 2003 cycle. The 2003 festival will include all four operas of the Ring, as well as Lohengrin, The Flying Dutchman, and Tannhauser. Crista Cabe, associate vice president for college relations, has been elected a director at large for the College Communicators Association of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Lisa Dockery-Boyce, director of Annual Giving, has been appointed to the Jefferson Area Bicycling and Walking Advisory Committee to represent Albemarle County. Jean M. Donovan, associate professor of health care adminis- tration and political science (ADP), delivered the keynote address, "Medicaid: Its History, Politics, and Implications for the Future for Homecare in Virginia," at the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Personal Care Providers in Charlottesville November 8. Bruce Dorries, assistant profes- sor of communication, presented two papers at the November 21-24 National Communication Association con- vention in New Orleans: "The Wheelchair — FDR's Mobility or Embarrassment? Iconic History or Distorted Politically Correct Foolishness?: A Narrative Analysis of the Competing Voices that Spin FDR's Chair" with Dr. Kelly Herold of Winona State University; and "Media Labeling Versus the Disability Community Identity: A Study of Shifting Cultural Language" with Dr Beth Haller of Towson University. Domes is a Shenandoah Valley speaker for The Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental organiza- tion in the world. Louise Freeman, assistant pro- fessor of psychology, presented " Effects of DHT and E2 on Adult Copulatory Behavior in the Musk Shrew" at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology's annual meeting in Amherst. Massachusetts. June 25-30. She also presented three poster ses- sions with student co-authors. Michael Gentry, associate pro- fessor of mathematics, attended the 80th annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science at Hampton University May 21-24, where he participated in a panel discussion, "SCHEVCore Competencies for Virginia Colleges and Universities: Scientific and Ouantitative Reasoning." James Harrington, professor of education/adult studies, has been elected to a second full term on the Staunton School Board The summer 2002 edition of Sixteenth Century Journal includ- ed a review by Sara Nair James, associate professor of art, of Revaluing Renaissance Art, Gabnele Neher and Rupert Shepherd, eds.. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2000. In October, James presented her paper "Signorelli's Frescoes at Orvieto and Shades of the Classical Past" at the Southeast College Art Conference in Mobile, Alabama. Fay Kelle and Karen Dorgan, assistant professor and associate professor of education (ADP and MAT), respectively, served as ludges in the 2002 Chadwick's of Boston Teacher of the Year con- test. They judged entries from the South Central and Southwest regions. Michelle Lawrence, MBC head volleyball coach, was named Volleyball Coach of the Year in the Atlantic Women's College Conference Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies, wrote "The Relevance of Nichiren's Treatise 'Rissho Ankoku Ron' to the Post 11 September World," which was included in the September 2002 Indigo magazine. He edit- ed The Virginia Review of Asian Studies, Volume 5. Metraux pre- sented his paper on "The Diaspora of Japanese Religion: The Soka Gakkai in Australia" at the Washington, D.C. -Southeast Region Japan Seminar at the College of William and Mary in November. In June, Harriet Morrison, assis- tant professor of education (ADP), presented "Surmounting the Odds: Examining the Characteristics of Disadvantaged Students Who Succeed in American Higher Education" at the European Access Network's annual confer- ence in Prato, Italy. Co-authors were Eugene Anderson from the American Council on Education in Washington, Carol Campy Yeakey from the University of Virginia, and Beverly Epps with the Prince Edward County school system. Pam Murray, professor of edu- cation (ADP), has been elected vice president of the Association of Continuing Higher Education and took office in November at the international conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Roderic Owen, professor of phi- losophy, was elected vice president of the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History at its biennial conference in Syracuse, New York, in June. He presented "Moral Reasoning on a Case-by- Case Basis" at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers' 14th Biennial International Workshop- Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Conference on Teaching Philosophy in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31-August2. On October 4, Owen presented "Poverty, Community Service, and the 'Post-formal' Practitioner" (to be published) at the Philosophy of Education Society regional con- ference in Greensboro, North Carolina. Paul Ryan, associate professor of art, wrote a review of the exhibition "here. Say: New Work by Richard Carlyon" for the July-August 2002 issue of Art Papers Magazine. September 28-November 1, the Crandall Gallery at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, featured his exhibition: "(ab)sentences: Recent Work by Paul Ryan." In June, Sharon Shull, adjunct instructor of music (piano and organ), received her master of arts in church music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Shull was honored with the Lay Church Service Award for "dedication to preparation for service to the church and gifts of outstanding leadership" Laura van Assendelft, associate professor of political science, participated in the August 29 panel discussion "First Ladies, Political Entrepreneurship, and the Plural Presidency" at the annual meeting of the American Politi'cal Science Association in Boston, Massachusetts. During the summer, Debra Wenger, assistant professor of computer information systems, completed her technology certifi- cation by passing all seven modules of theTek.Xam, a national assessment tool used to evaluate technology skills in high- er education. Andrea Cornett-Scott has been named Mary Baldwin's dean of African-American and multicultural affairs. Cornett-Scott came to Mary Baldwin as the director of African-American affairs in 1996. She added multicultural understanding, which has led to the creation of such cam- pus groups as Latinas Unidas, an organization dedicated to learning about and sharing Latin-American heritage; Umoja, a collective designed to lend emotional, cultural, and social support to African-American women; Anointed Voices of Praise, a student-directed music ministn/ promoting spiritual growth while fostering an appreciation of traditional and contemporary gospel music; and the Caribbean Club, which embraces students' Caribbean heritage. Cornett-Scott also organizes events for Black History Month and advises the Black Student Alliance. "Andrea's work with African-American and Latina students has had a positive impact on the cam- pus," said Douglas E. Clark, vice president of enrollment management. "This titie change reflects the significance of her efforts and the importance we place on her dedicated service to our students." Cornett-Scott earned a B.A. in Spanish from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and an M.Div. from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. She Is pastor of Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Staunton. M EG AX ZlEGERT, a sophomore at Mar;. Baldwin College, took to the skies in a glider this past summer with the U.S. Air Force Academy soaring program in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ziegert was the only student selected to participate from the combined ROTC for the Virginia Military' Institute and Mary Baldwin's Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership. Ziegert, of Fort Eustis, Virginia, will corrmiission with the Air Force and is attending Mary Baldwin on a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. An ambitious student, she is majoring in political science and international relations and may have as many as three minors, including French and leadership studies. The ghder program allows students to learn the fundamentals of flight. Remarkably, Ziegert said her commercial flight to Colorado was her first time in the air. She now hopes to eventually earn a private pilot's license. Ziegert, one of few women in the soaring program, said VWlL prepared her for the e.xperience, which she rated as "really good." She said she is looking forward to officer training camp this summer. ,, .lu, .. c .i, 'nn Of — Morgan Alberts Smith 99 Man/ Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 PEG Pioneers: By Celeste Rhodes Nearly Two Decades Later It's difficult to imagine that the young women — barely high- school age — who inaugurated Mary- Baldwin's Program for the Exception- ally Gifted are now in their early 30s. They and their families were true pioneers when they showed up on that hot day in August 1985. Mary Baldwin was, and still is, the only college in the country with a full- time residential program for gifted females as young as rising ninth- graders. The first 1 1 students came to PEG when it was merely an idea. Their experiences, along with those of the class that followed them, helped PEG administrators create and develop what is now a nationally acclaimed program, drawing students and scholars as well as news coverage and commentary from all over the country. PEG now has nearly 80 students — a record — and a $6.7 million state-of- the-art center where many of them live and study in the heart of campus, between Pearce Science Center and Grafton Library. The program has attracted major funding from the start, beginning with $1.25 million from the Jessie Ball duPont Educational, Reli- gious, and Charitable Foundation and, recently, including $2.2 million from the Malone Family Foundation for endowed scholarships and a three-year research grant. More than 300 PEG students have attended Mary Baldwin, many of them going on to prominent grad- uate and professional schools and ambitious careers. Some, after a year or two at Mary Baldwin, transferred to other colleges, typically larger public institutions or closer to home. PEG gave them that opportunity, and students who left Mary Baldwin clearly benefited otherwise from their PEG experience. Attrition has gener- ally declined as the program has matured. Wherever they have gone, whatever they have pursued, these extraordinary young women have continued to seek out personal and professional challenges that promote their growth. Even more important, they aim to make a differ- ence in the lives of others. Here, with their reflections and vintage photos, are updates on the first two classes of PEG students who gradu- ated from Marv Baldwin. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Nicole Angresano '89 graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, majoring in political science. She earned a master's in public health administration at the Universit)' of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She's a researcher at the Universit}' of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center in Madison, where she coordinates a breast-cancer surveillance program. "I am also working as a consultant with Univer- sity Extension/Outreach," she says, "helping local commu- nities design evaluations for youth tobacco prevention programs, and I continue to volunteer at the American Red Cross as an HIV/ AIDS educator." She recently married a doctoral candidate in social welfare at the University of Wisconsin. "People often ask me if I regret having chosen such a nontraditional path. 'But you missed high school!' or 'What was your social life like? It must have been rough.' My response is aKvays the same: I wouldn't change a thing. Without PEG, I would not be the person I am today — a woman who never believed there was something I couldn't do or didn't deserve because of my gender. That is the gift that PEG gave me." Anne Byford '89 graduated cum laude, majoring in biology, and added a master's in medical genetics at Oregon Health & Science University. She's a senior research specialist in a pediatric cardiology research lab at the University of Virginia. "Our lab is working on a gene therapy method to prevent damage to the heart caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart muscle," she says. "This method could be used before open-heart surgery or to treat children with chronic heart conditions." She is a part-time faculty member at Mary Baldwin — coaching fencing as well as teaching courses in biology. "It was a little strange working with the same profes- sors who taught me as a student," she says. Byford lives in a house in the country with a couple of Border collies. "We try to keep the local snake and mouse popula- tions out of the house and the deer population from taking over the garden." She volunteers at Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, where she is "an adaptive swim instructor and occasionally a riding therapy aide. The dogs and I are also learning agility. For relaxation, I cook and quilt." Thanks to Mary Baldwin, "I went into graduate school knowing how to do basic lab tasks and, more important, how to ask questions. Having been placed in front of groups and asked to speak from the first days at PEG taught me how to speak to a group and how to present ideas." Laurel Carter '90 majored in math- ematics and economics, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. With a degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, she's working for the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Palmer in the south central part of that vast state. She handles misdemeanors, felonies, and cases involving juveniles and children in need, spending a fair amount of time in court. In Alaska for six years, she's married and has two beagles. "PEG and MBC provided an excellent educational foundation for my present career," she says. "I came to the Public Defender Agency because it is intellectually and personally challenging. We serve many different functions in a single day or week, and the ability to change focus as required is essential. PEG encouraged us to take on a wide variety of subjects and extracurric- ular activities rather than comfortably coasting along. "My professors at MBC required me to develop skills needed in almost every occupation: clear and precise thinking, writing, and speaking. Close relationships with professors, staff, and other students — encouraged by the supportive environ- ment of PEG and MBC — also contributed to two of the most critical characteristics of a public defender: empathy and compas- sion for our clients and other people." Family and friends have remem- bered Ashley DuLac '89 by acknowledging excellent Mary Baldwin students in mathe- matics — her major. The Ashley DuLac Mathematics Award is presented each March at the honors convocation. Also, friends of PEG have donated children's books to the college library to honor DuLac, who died in 1997 and was interested in the healthy development of children. Jennifer Lutman '89 earned distinction in her major, English, and minored in philosophy, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has a master's in English literature from the University of lUinois and a master of fine arts in poetry from the University of Michigan, where she won top prizes for student writers and has been teaching. "I love this work," she says. "My students have become inspiration for my own writing. They are the inspiration for pretty much my own everything. Teaching, quite simply, consumes me, and I adore it." But Lutman is not finished with her education. Spurred in part by the addi- tional opportunity at Michigan to work with teachers, she is pursuing a doctorate there in English and education. She wants to focus her studies on how learning influences writing skills — and how writing affects learning. "If all goes well, I will some day be teaching grad student instructors and conducting research designed to improve writing and reading instruction in higher education." Though she sometimes thinks she was "coddled a bit" and occasionally envies people who have a longer adolescence, "now that I am entering my 30s and facing greater responsibilities and challenges, I see the roots of my confidence and skills showing, and those roots are so funda- mentally PEG," says Lutman. "PEG gave me gifts I would never trade. I was encouraged to embrace differ- ence and risk. I became aware of social injustice and received the tools necessary to resist, critique, and work to erase it. I was intellectually challenged at a time when I needed to be challenged. And I was given 'culture,' by which I mean opportunities to develop my aesthetic sensibilities and make informed responses to the world and art. The trips we took, the shows we saw, and the model women we met — I think of those experiences often and, again, I thank my stars." Added Lutman: "I want to say a special word about the academics. I think MBC is a perfect place for a program like PEG: small classes, emphasis on critical thinking, contact with professors. I got a quality education and, if I can toot my own horn a bit, I think my own students Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 benefit from my experience as an MBC- PEG undergrad. I try to give them the kind of support and guidance I received. Where else would I have learned this but from good models? "I am also, always, particularly attuned to different learning styles and paces, and I try to keep up with the research on the best practices, cognitive development, and innovations and chal- lenges in pedagogy. I'm not certain I would be so committed to this work had 1 never been a PEG student." Julie Sikes '89 earned a master's in instructional technology at Georgia Southern University after graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a history major. She's an archivist of special collec- tions at Georgia Southern's Zach S. Henderson Library. "My history studies at Mary Baldwin were a big help when I first started out," says Sikes, "since that's where I first learned to work with prima n.' source materials. Being able to look at materials as if I were a researcher wanting to locate specific information helps immensely when organizing collections and preparing finding aids. "My experience at PEG has helped a great deal, too, but it's harder to explain just how. PEG is where I had to grow up. I learned how to do things myself, and that there is more than one way to go about everything. Being open to alternative solu- tions helps a lot when you're in a profession where the 'correct' method of doing something is usually unworkable because of time and money issues." Sikes plans to marry a Welshman — whom she met while traveling in Wales some years ago — and move to that country this year. She's learning Welsh so that she can continue her career as a librarian. Diana Ballard '91 is a statistician in the semiconductor manufacturing industrx- aftet earning a master's in statistics at the University of Texas at Austin. She gradu- ated from Mary Baldwin cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with majors in mathe- matics and English and a minor in Japanese. Ballard, who lives in Round Rock, Texas, works for Cypress Semicon- ducter, instructing co-workers. Semiconducters are the chips in everything from computers to cell phones to microwaves to garage-door openers. "This is my first job where I am sure that some of the engineers I teach are actu- ally younger than I am," says Ballard. "After all of these years teaching crotchety, set-in-their-ways engineers who have often been in this industry almost as long as I've been alive, it was something of a surprise to discover one day that one of my engi- neers is actually a full year younger than I am. Once I knew that, I realized that all of the new college grads are, as well. It feels odd to be the 'old' expert." Rosie Bolen '90 received a Ph.D. in biolog)' at the Llniversity of Miami after graduating from Mary Baldwin magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She majored, with distinction, in biology and minored in psychology. She teaches Malone Foundation Funds PEG Research The Malone Family Foundation has granted Mary Baldwin nearly $200,000 over three years to track students who have graduated from the college through its Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. The Malone foundation, based in Englewood, Colorado, provides funding to institutions that offer education for the gifted. Founded in 1997 by communica- tions executive John C. Malone, it has been a strong supporter of PEG. The foundation, which has given Mary Baldwin $2 million to endow PEG scholar- ships, aims "to improve access to quality education for extraordinarily talented young people who lack the financial resources to develop their talents." The new grant, totaling $193,462, enables Celeste Rhodes, director of research for PEG, and a graduate assistant in the college's Master of Arts in Teaching Program to explore, in depth, factors contributing to the motivation and success of young women who forgo high school. Noted Rhodes, "PEG, which began nearly two decades ago, is an ever richer source of knowledge about gifted young women and the effects of radical acceleration of education in a single-sex environment." The study's results, she said, could help parents and educators bet- ter understand how to encourage growth in bright, eager young women. biology at Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, after holding a similar position at Wilson College, a small liberal arts college for women in Cham- bersburg, Pennsylvania, where she conducted "a research project on campus on foraging behavior in squirrels." Like some other PEG students, Bolen took time off between finishing Mary Baldwin and graduate school. "I spent a summer in upstate New York studying barn swallows at a biological field station. I also went on a trip to the Galapagos Islands, which I had wanted to do ever since I first heard of Darwin. I also picked up a physics course that I had not had time to take at MBC." Teaching while a grad- uate student inspired Bolen to pursue a career in the classroom. "All of us who attended PEG did so during our 'formative' years, so for me at least, the experiences I had then have been very influential in directing the course of my life," she says. "I gained self-confidence and the courage to speak up. I learned that I could set high goals for myself and achieve them. The residential and adminis- trative staff gave me the support I needed to take risks and try new things. They also helped me learn conflict resolution tech- niques and develop my interpersonal communication skills." Says Bolen: "I often find myself sharing things with my students that I gained through my experiences at MBC, such as how to study effectively, how to prepare an oral presentation, how to work well with others in a group, or how to tackle a seemingly intractable problem. I credit PEG and MBC for much of the personal and intellectual development that allowed me to recognize what I wanted to do in life, and to achieve that through pursuit of a graduate degree. "The wonderful thing is that MBC is still helping me. Since I started at Wilson, I have asked my former professors for teaching advice many times — the relation- ships I formed in college are still important to me today." Damaris Christensen '90 majored in biology and niinored in chem- istry, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. With a master's in journalism from New York University, she writes about science and medicine for Science News and MSNBC among others. A resident of Alexandria, Virginia, she tutors in schools and a homeless shelter. At Mary Baldwin, says Christensen, "I learned that I liked to be challenged, that I loved science, and that I disliked Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 research — all characteristics that set me on the path to a career in science writing. I met many of my best friends at Mary Baldwin, and the\' continue to comfort and guide and shape me. "I learned that making your bed every day makes your room look neat even when it isn't, that having extra underwear and plenty of quarters is always a good idea, that you complain about stairs and regular exercise until it isn't a part of your life anymore. "I learned that things change. I learned that even when you can't keep things from changing you can work hard to make your voice heard and that that can help things change in the directions you want. I learned that loving people doesn't make them perfect. I learned that rain on your graduation day can still make you slightly bitter 1 years down the road, but not spoil the joy of the event. "Since PEG, I've realized that kids are much more willing to make huge changes in their lives than adults, that experience really does make a differ- ence, and that there is always a tiny part of me that considers that watching the sunset from the hill in front of Hunt means I'm home." Erin Murray '90 earned a master's in industrial hygiene at the University of Montana, where her father taught business law and presented her hood during commencement ceremonies. She majored in biology, with a minor in chemistr)', at Mary Baldwin, and is applying to medical school — "what I always wanted to do" — after having worked as a corporate safety and health specialist. "I focused on prevention of injuries and illnesses," says Murray. "This work was a continuous improvement process that required me to team employees with engineers and managers with the goal of creating change." Several years ago, she earned certi- fication as an emergency medical technician. "Making critical decisions while under stressful circumstances was a role that I found rewarding and exhil- arating," says Murray. Now, as she pursues a medical degree, she says she understands her Mary Baldwin advisor's suggestion that she "get some life expe- rience" first. "Twelve years of life and work experiences have enriched my compassion for others and my critical thinking skills. I have proven to myself that I have the maturity, stamina, and motivation to succeed in medical school. I know that I am committed to medi- cine, and I see clearly that I will find my life's work as a physician." Kathryn Price Amato '92, who majored in philosophy, studied Arabic at the U.S. Army Defense Language Institute and is living in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. PEG Etiquette: Don't Mention Age (Everyone Else Is Probably Older) Diana Ballard '91 passed along "things I learned at PEG and MBC that helped prepare me for my current life." • Organized clothing drawers are a sign to stop procrastinating. • Communicate early, completely, and brutally honestly about expectations and needs with anyone you plan on living with for more than five hours. • Never, ever ask anyone's age. • Avoid all conversations in which age is a topic, even vaguely. Keep a short mental list of other topics. When changing the topic, do so smoothly. Awkward topic changes are worse than answering age questions honestly. • Although sleep is not absolutely necessary for life or to appear alert, it can be the difference between a task's taking 30 min- utes and six hours. • Friends, especially those of many years, are a treasure. Let them know often how valued they are. • When engaging in a little mischief or any action for which permission would likely not be forthcoming, act casual and confident. Most people will not notice. Celeste Rhodes is director of research for the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. A former executive director of PEG, she has been associat- ed with the leadership of the program since its beginning. Also a former member of the faculty of Mary Baldwin's Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Rhodes holds a doctorate from the University of Virginia in educational psy- chology with a specialization in the education of the gifted and talented. Students, Staff Settle into New Center "The students are very excited," said PEG Director Judith L. Shuey on the Monday after moving-in weekend just before Thanksgiving. Despite all of the boxes she had to unpack, Shuey sounded excited herself about the new center. She reported the first words scrawled on a message-board on a student's door: "You're never getting us out of here." No wonder. Living and gathering areas are spacious and gracious. A student's family joined her for her birthday party with other PEGs in the well-appointed first-floor commons. Shuey said the commons, which has a full-scale kitchen and a wall of tall windows, is suitable for entertaining visitors and conducting other social activities. Besides ample access for disabled students and the latest security equipment, the building has laun- dry facilities, study and music rooms, TV lounges. kitchenettes, quarters for li\'e-in adult supervisors, and staff offices. Students are in doubles, clustered in "pods." About 50, or two-thirds of the 77 PEG students, will live in the structure. As they get older and more mature, PEG students have the option of liv- ing elsewhere on campus. "There's a lot of joking about its being like a luxury hotel," said Shuey. "One student said, 'I rang room service, but no one answered.'" Might other students be a tad jealous? "I'd ask them, 'Would you be willing to trade some of your freedom?'" said Shuey, referring to the strict living arrangements. "PEG students will spend a lot of time here. This is the center of their lives." Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Danielle K. Correll '01 made these remarks to prospective PEG students visit- ing Mary Baldwin last spring. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate who majored in French and, with dis- tinction, international relations, she began college, through PEG, at age 14. Correll is a contract specialist with the Navy, which hired her for the civilian position through its Outstanding Scholars Program. She is interested in becoming a Navy officer. Finally thepi/ Right Misfit. Outcast. Ostracized. Didn't fit in. Unwanted. Not challenged. Alone. All of these words I use to describe my middle- school years. I remember that first day of sixth grade: all dolled up and ready to see the friends 1 hadn't seen all summer, ready to learn all that new stuff middle school was supposed to teach you. So much closer to being a high school kid, even though only a summer had passed. Ready to be an adult, finally, as are all 1 1 -year-olds. However, that first day did not meet my expec- tations. I suddenly found myself not a member of the in crowd, even though no one had sent me a notice to that effect or had mentioned anything about a renewal of membership the previous spring. My "friends" — even my best friends — had decided without any warning to me that, somehow, I wasn't acceptable company anymore. I wondered where I had gone wrong, what I had done to make my presence so despicable to the rest of my classmates. I liked to play around and joke, hang out and chill after class. I was a member of band, had a pool in my backyard, and dressed like everyone else. What was it that made me different.-' Then it hit me. Well, the taunting hit me, to be exact. In grade school, words like nerd and geek weren't used except to imitate older kids. No one cared who the smartest kid in class was as long as he or she could play tag or touch football with the rest. Why is it so great that Carrie got the highest score on the last test? Johnny can run faster. Dynamics had apparently changed while I wasn't looking, though, because no one cared about Johnny's speed — outside of gym — anymore. For some reason, the fact that I made the highest scores had suddenly become a reason for social stigmatization, and neither my pool nor my band membership could save me. The social isolation hurt enough, but it was not the only thing that disappointed me. My class- es also proved to be a letdown. 1 had expected to be challenged in my subjects, to be asked not only to memorize information for a test and then per- mitted to forget it, but to be introduced to other worlds, allowed to explore and form my own ideas, try them out for size. Instead, I found myself moving from class to class almost in a daze, the tasks my teachers assigned neither stimulating nor engaging. I felt my school was wasting my time. So many days I'd complete assignments early and have half a class period left, my teachers unable or unwilling to provide me with further pursuits. The rest of the class I'd spend with my nose in a book brought in for just such an occa- sion, get permission to go to the band room for practice, or put my head down and sleep. None of these activities, by the way, did anything to dispel my reputation as the nerd of all nerds. Three years passed like this: school days filled with too much teasing and not enough intellectual fodder, my time at home spent escaping into one book or another. If this was to be not only my mid- dle school existence but also that of my high school days — which are supposed to be the best days of your life, right? — I wasn't interested. I needed an environment in which I would not be penalized socially for wanting to learn and that would pro- vide me with all the opportunities to do so that I could desire. Maybe in such a place I could even talk with my peers about my academic interests — and afterward go bowling or do something equally normal. Perhaps I missed my mark a bit with "normal," for bypassing high school completely is not most people's idea of the word. However, when I received a brochure from Mary Baldwin College's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted — or PEG, as we like to say — I knew my chance had come. PEG seemed to offer everything for which I had been searching: a challenging academic environment, a place in which I could work and play equally hard, and people who would understand my frustrations because they shared them and who would be willing to accept me for myself. And then I was sitting where you are now, ner- vously wondering if my hopes would be fulfilled. After spending my day and night among PEG stu- dents and seeing how they interacted with professors and staff, I realized that here I could achieve my aca- demic goals. In classroom discussions, each student gave her experience, her contribution, so that the group as a whole might better understand the subject matter. Professors encouraged participation and seemed just as enthralled by a good discussion as were the students. The students seemed as if they really wanted to be there, learning — from the text- book, from each other. After watching interactions between the PEGs themselves, I knew I had found a social setting in which I would be accepted. Students spoke about their studies, traded make-up tips, decided what Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 majors sounded best suited to their interests, and debated whether one band or another would make the better party music. I slept better than I had in a long time. The years passed, but very differently this time. Within the first few days of my freshman year, I had found friends with whom I could be myself and with whom I remain close to this day. We did all the nor- mal college stuff: study late into the night, watch movies in whoever's room had a TV, attend lectures and orchestra performances, go to mixers and dance until we could barely stand, try cooking meals when we were sick of cafeteria food — the operative word here is try, by the way. I decided on my majors and created a four-year plan for achieving them. Well, the majors did not change, but the plan did, frequently. I found myself looking forward to going to class, even early ones. While there, I felt as though my contribution actually had some weight. Never did I get away with rote memorization: If I did not understand the subject matter, I would not pass. No one held my hand. My successes were my own, realized through my own hard work and application. On the flip side, my professors worked with me to help me get to wherever I wanted to go. When, with no French classes behind me, I asked my French professor if I could spend my junior year in France, she did not laugh. She helped me determine language proficiency requirements, find exchange programs suitable for my interests, and plan a track that would permit me to obtain the necessary proficiency even within my limited time frame. I did spend my junior year in France. And I loved it. Some of you considering PEG have many friends back home but seek greater academic challenges; some of you feel that your current academic level or direction challenges you but that you need a change of scenery. No two students have the same impetus, and that's part of what lends diversity and variety to our student body. However, coming back here as an alumna, with a career and an apartment instead of a thesis and a dorm room, I won't tell you that life will become eas- ier as a result of coming to PEG. In my office, for example, there are some people who refuse to give me professional credence because of my age. I stay in some nights when my co-workers go to happy hour because I cannot get in the door. I have to have a provisional license in Maryland because I've only been driving for eight months. No, PEG does not promise an easy ticket out of these situations. What is promised is an environment that will permit you — if you choose to accept the challenge — to discover the tools you need to over- come any obstacle life may throw at you. You will have plenty of maneuvering room, both social and academic. But, by the time you leave here, believe me, you will know who you are. I can't think of a more valuable pursuit. Store Owner Dies at Age 65 By Kristie DiSalvo Tim Bowers pulled into the 7-Eleven parking lot on North Coalter Street in Staunton 15 years ago in a rental van packed with his clothes and furniture. It was his first stop in his new home, and the store's owner. Bob Wimer, was the first person he met in the city. Someone told Bowers: "If there's any- thing you need to know, he's the person to ask. He's like the master sergeant of an army unit." Bowers stopped in for a visit virtually every day since. "I looked on him like a foster father," said Bowers, a computer programmer at Mary Baldwin College. "He gave me advice, real simple Zen lessons." Wimer, 65, died at Augusta Medical Center September 10. Staff and students at Mary Baldwin College learned of Wimer's failing health by a mass e-mail. They sent cards, and one group of students made a videotaped greeting. "He's someone who will be truly missed," said Kathy McCleaf, associate professor of physical education at Mary Baldwin College. Wimer would cash checks for Mary Baldwin students, help others balance their checkbooks, and just listen when students or teachers needed to talk. His picture is spread through more than a decade of Mary Baldwin College yearbooks. "Whenever you walked in the door, he'd smile and say hello," said Morgan Alberts Smith, a spokeswoman for the college and for- mer student. "If he knew you were from Mary Baldwin, he'd give you an even bigger greeting." Wimer attended graduations, athletics games, and any other events students asked him to attend. He also took regular walks on the college's track. He persuaded Bowers to join him. "I have never walked as fast as I did trying to keep up with him," Bowers said. "He was passing girls with running clothes on. They would just shake their heads and laugh." Through the years. Bower made signs for Wimer, some of which still hang in the store. Wimer wanted one that directed cus- tomers to the bottled water, and another that advertised restrooms for patrons only. When Bowers delivered the sign, Wimer would swap it for a hot dog. On a few visits. Bowers mentioned problems he had at his house — once it was a porch light that didn't work. Wimer fixed it without his knowing. "I never figured out why he was so helpful," said Bowers. "He was doing those kinds of things for other people, too." If something was bothering Bowers, Wimer would listen. Bowers often favored dramatic change as a solution, but Wimer's lip would tighten and he'd shake his head. "Some things are better left alone," he'd say. Bowers had a dream about Wimer recently. Bowers was getting coffee in the 7-Eleven when Wimer walked around the corner in a flannel shirt. Bowers later put his hand on the counter — he felt someone's hand pressing back. He looked up and saw Wimer smil- ing. "There's nothing to worry about," Wimer said. "I'm just glad this is the last part." ©The News Leader, Reprinted with permission. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Run, Squirrels, Run By Sherry R, Cox '99 A dozen Mary Baldwin women spent many hours last fall running through rutted fields, on the Blue Ridge Parkway and across hills and stream at the Frontier Culture Museum. Early some morn- ings they circled the track at a nearby high school. That's when they weren't kickboxing or lifting weights. Meet the cross-country team, MBC's newest varsity athletes. Few fans, little glory. Only miles to run before they sleep — miles punctuated by heavy breathing, pounding feet, and the voice from within that repeats: "If I can |ust get to the top of this hill ..." Long before they reported for practice in August, the running Squirrels began learning about cross country. Many were first-time cross-country runners, introduced to the importance of summer conditioning by a pack- age from Coach Gary Kessler in late June: a letter welcoming them to the team, warm-up exercises, tips for running in the hot sun, and a workout that Kessler described as "light" — 20 miles a week. "That's not a lot of running for a cross-country runner," he said. "We're working toward about 40 miles a week. And we do speed work, too. There has to be that balance" Kessler, a high school physics teacher, combines more than 20 years of coach- ing experience with an understanding of the mechanics of running. His accolades include several district "coach of the year" and local "teacher of the year" titles. He has coached nine high school track and cross-country championship teams. He stresses the funda- mentals of running and promotes it as part of a healthful lifestyle. What pulls these athletes through the pain, frustration, and exhaustion? Sophomore Polly Aun of Lexington, South Carolina, echoed many of her teammates when she said. "There is such a sense of pride and accom- plishment after you and your teammates have finished a race." Aun continued, "I never thought I would be able to run such a long dis- tance. I love challenges, and this has been a challenge for me." "That's what makes a cross-country run- ner," Kessler said. "It's like people who climb Mt. Everest while others say, 'Why would you do that?' They want that challenge." In Its inaugural year, the team ran in five invitational meets and was represented in state and regional competitions. Six of the courses were 6 kilometers — about 3.7 miles — a 1-kilometer increase this year for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III women. The Squirrels opened their season by placing 14th in a field of 20 teams at the Shepherd College Invitational in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. They steadily improved to a third-place finish at the Eastern Mennonite University Invitational, the final reg- ular season event. Sophomore Jessica Nevins, a new- comer to sports from Collinsville, Virginia, consistently led the Squirrels. "I decided to give It a try because I've always loved to work out and exercise," said Nevins. "The best part about running has been watching the improvements of everyone on the team. The worst thing was the 6 a.m. prac- tices in the freezing cold. But even then, I always ended up feeling great." Aun also was a strong finisher, as were freshmen Samantha Sprole of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and Douglyn Skinner of Fredericksburg, Virginia; sophomores Tiffany Kent of Chantilly, Virginia, and Jackie Hartley of Middletown, Maryland; and junior Julia Ireland of Hamilton, Virginia. At the Virginia Division III State Championship, Nevins finished 16th, missing All- State honors by one position, and Hartley placed 71st. Both runners had personal best times. Out of 250 runners at the southeast regional com- petition, Nevins finished 53rd and Ireland placed 126th. Both posted personal bests. Kessler looks forward to building a com- petitive program. "When other teams see us at a meet, I want them to think, 'There's Mary Baldwin. They could win this thing.' I just love the sport and developing runners. I am very excited about what's going to happen now." Kessler has his eye on several locations in Staunton for a home course. Once a site is chosen, "I'll work it and put down some nice grass seed and fill in the holes. I hope that by next year we will have a trail that we practice on and feel comfortable with — get all the kinks out. And then maybe the following sea- son we could host our first college invitational." Smiling, he added, "I'm thinking we'll win It." Having its own course and hosting meets should help the team build a following. "People don't realize how much fun cross country can be to watch," Kessler said. "They really battle out there. It's pretty exciting! " Kessler's other goals include more con- ditioning in the summer and greater participation in local runs, especially ones that raise money for chanties. "If you've been blessed with the ability to go to col- lege and compete in a sport, you need to show that you care about people who might be less fortunate," he said. Kessler looks forward to having some Squirrels help with the Augusta County Track and Field Camp that he runs each June for Augusta County youth. "That's a way that we can stay in touch with each other and with run- ning," he said, "and I figure that if you're going to teach something, you want to be sure you're ready to do it." Athletes Earn Honors In fall sports other than cross country, Mary Baldwin was the runner up in the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference volleyball tournament, losing narrowly to the College of Notre Dame. The Squirrels finished the season with a winning record, 16-14. Sarah Hatfield was named the conference's outstanding player; she and Megan Stable were named all conference. Ashley Ragland received honorable mention. MBC finished fourth in the AWCC field hockey tournament and closed its season 7-12. Brantley Scott and Kathleen Nevin earned all-conference honors. Ashley Kizler and Stephanie Hatlem were honorable mention. In soccer, the Squirrels' Amanda Bennett and Tom Ruocco were all-con- ference, and three players — Laura Beaudry Maggie Eves, and Janice Udy — were honorable mention. The team, seeded third in the AWCC tournament, lost in overtime to sixth-seeded Hood College, ending the season 7-12. The squad was a young one; captain Bennett was the only senior. 20 Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Campus Sledding x\ccident Claims Life Of Cross-Counrry Captam Grace Brook; Shin splints and a leg injury kept Grace Brooks out of the r unnin g during much of the cross-counirv' team's season last fall. But pain did not keep her from being what Coach Gan- Kessler described as "a great team captain." The 20-year-old junior from Mechanics^ille, \%ginia, died December 7 after sustaining head, neck, and back injuries in a late- night sledding f^^lf^f accident on cam- ' ' pus. Her inflatable sled hit a ix)st supporting the scoreboard on the lower ath- letics field, an area that has long been a popular sledding spot for students and area residents. The college's Residence Life staff and chaplain after the accident. "The first concern is always people — to give students whatever support the}- need," said Crista R. Cabe, associate rice president for college relations. "Since Mary- Baldwin College is such a close-knit communitj', we all — studenB, facult}-, and staff — have felt this loss deeply. Because we are close-knit, we've helped each other. Our student leaders have been wonderful, and we are ver>" proud of the friendship and leadership they have provided for the rest of the student body." Students remem- bered their friend's lau^iter and encour- agement. Some felt a "deep hole" left in their hearts by the death of an "jVlBC angel who will always be with the Class of 2004." Kessler, the Pat Hunt talked with students immediately coach, recalled a "smile that Ut up the room. Following a particularly grueling prac- tice, he said. Brooks made milk- shakes for the team. "You know how names fit people?" Kessler told the Staunton News Leader. "Well, the name 'Grace' fit hen" Roderic Owen, professor of philoso- phy. Agreed. "Grace was well named by her parents. She was kind, even-tempered, and warm, with a quiet sense of humot" As a student, she was "strong and conscien- tious," he said. A history major with a minor in reli- gion. Brooks was a member of Civil War and World War 11 re-enactment groups. In lieu of flowers, the Brooks family suggested that donations in memory of Grace Brooks be sent to the Development Office, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401. She was remembered in a gathering at Miller Chapel and in notes that students, faculty, and staff sent to her familv. The Brooks Family Responds Below are excerpts from the December 15 letter from the Brooks family to Presidetit Cynthia H. Tyson conveying grati- tude for the "support, prayers, love, and kindness" following Grace's death. The family intends to respond indimdually to as many of the cards and letters as possible. Many were sent without return addresses, however, and the family wrote to Dr. Tyson to ask that its appreciation be conveyed to all at the college. We know that the girls — no, the young women — have left the campus for the holidays and we would have liked to thank them. We use the term young women because they have conveyed their sympathy widi compo- sure and understanding. All indi\"iduals connected to the MBC staff would be so proud of them. It's the special quah- ty of character that Ivlary Baldwin woiJd have envisioned for her yoimg ladies of the future. Diuing the initial dark hours, the fjain was almost unbearable. Howevei; at the darkest houi; God sent out "earthly angels of Light" such as friends, loved ones, work colleagues, and, of course, the \Iary Baldwin community to help lift our burden. We derive comfort only from the fact that this was the college campus that Grace loved so much! Just recently, Grace remarked to her mother how she was so very glad to have selected Mary Baldwin as her collie. With the prayers of so many people that we do not know directly — such as Ms. Yimi Arnold, who has done so much for Mary Baldwin; the Decker family, who left such a sweet note at the scene of the accident; Starling Crabtree '01, who still grieves for one of her deceased class- mates but found time for us; the professors; the Athletics Department; Coach Kessler and the team, and so many more — we will make it. Grace would have been the first college graduate from the Brooks family, and we would have been so very proud of her as always. To her friends and colleagues on campus, the Brooks family can only convey that wc appreciate them so much but now is the time to get busy in school, and move toward that cherished moment in which they will obtain their degrees. We w-ill feel proud of them, also. The Brooks family extends its love and thanks to the Mary Baldwin commimity for what you have done for us. — Ctiff, Judy, and ihe Brooks family Mafy feidwin CoJte^ M^pzsne • Winter 2£M)3 The Alumnae/i Association funds pro- jects and events for the college through the proceeds from MBC Gift Shop sales. Recent projects have included the Library Leisure Reading Program, the Spring Fling for the senior class, and continued renovation of Spencer lounge. Every purchase from the Gift Shop allows the association to con- tribute to the success of Mary Baldwin. 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PEWTER JEWELRY BOX Handcrafted in Virginia, this beautiful pewter jewelry box is perfect for your class ring, channs, and other keepsakes. Lined with blue velvet and engraved with MBC seal. 3.5 inches in diameter. Pewter Jewein/ Bax G-3 $25 L. SQUIRREL FRAME Frame your memories in this pewter frame decorated with a raised brass squirrel. Horizontal or vertical available. 4xe Verocal Frame X-S2SV $25 4x6 Honzontal Frame X-52SH $25 5x7 Vertical Frame X-52Q/ $35 5x7 Horizontal Frame X-52LH: $35 M. MBCKEYCHAIN Small but sturdy brass keychain with green MBC seal. Keychain X-S1 $10 ^mK N. ELEGANT BRASS ORNAMENTS Put MBC on your tree with these hand-crafted 3-D miniature ornaments showing the Alumnae House and the Administration Building. Available in sparkling 24k gold finish. Purchase separately or as a pair. Gift boxed. Administration X-33 $10 Alumnae House Collect Both X-33A $18 O. MBC PAINTED MIRROR This handsome wall mimor features the Administration Building, artfully hand-painted on reverse glass using a centuries-old tech- nique known as eglomise painting. The wood frame has an antiqued silver finish that is appropriate for home or office. Painted Mirror EDPM $195 P. PEN AND INK PAPERWEIGHT The glass paperweight features a pen and ink scene of the Administration Building and is cast from pure American glass. An optional date or message can be added for an additional charge of S10. Each paper\/veight comes in a custom- fitted black velvet pouch for gift-giving. Felt base. Pen & Ink Paperweight EDPW $30 Q. MBC PAINTED BOX This desk box makes a handsome addition to any home or office. Made of poplar wood hand-finished in deep cherry, it features an eglomise hand painting of the Administration Building. Painted Box -EDPB $195 Please visit www.eglomi5edesigns.com to see a beautiful variety of additional Mary Baldwin commemorative gifts, including a painted picture, pen and ink desk clock, a photoframe, and more. To order, please call 1-800-763-7359 or 540-387-7007 -sr*'='-j=fi^rr*'= 1 Order Toll Free 800-763-7359 • Order By Fax 540-885-9503 • Shop Online www.mbc.edu/aiumnae/giftshop Mar/ Baldwin College Magaane • Winter 2003 1 il _ ® R. MINIATURE MEMORIES Select your favorite campus building, and Elizabeth Robinson Harrison '55 will hand- craft a realistic miniature lUSt for you Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery Please specify the building(s) you prefer. (Administration Building, Alumnae House, Grafton Library. Hunt Hall. Pearce Science Building, Bell House, Bowman House, Edmondson House, Hill Top. Memorial, North Bailey, Rose Terrace, South Bailey, Spencer. Tullidge. Woodrow Terrace Apartments. Woodson, Tram Station, Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace. ) Miniature R-1 . $12 Set of 4 Miniatures R-2 $40 S. MARY BALDWIN CAMPUS PRINT One of the prettiest renderings ever created of the Mary Baldwin campus by the famous Virginia artist Enc Fitzpatrick. Print(17" x11") X-1 $25 T. REFLECTIONS FOR A LIFETIME Mary Baldwin's beloved professor, Dr Thomas Grafton, compiled his favorite prayers in "Make Meaningful These Passing Years." originally printed in 1946 This makes a nice addition to any library Book X-35 $10 U. PLAYING WITH FIRE Beautiful thoughts to enrich your spiritual |0ur- ney. A collection of sermons and prayers by Mary Baldwin's chaplain. Rev. Patricia Hunt Book X-54 $10 V. MBC CHAIRS The black lacquer finish and hand-painted gold trim combined with a timeless design make an elegant chair Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery Shipping is $50 per chair Boston Rocker Black Arms JR1 . . $250 Cherry Arms JR2 $275 Captain's Chair (shown left) Black Arms JC3 $245 Cherry Arms JC4 . $270 W MBC FLAG Show your school spirit wth this handsome green and white flag. 28"x 42" Flag FG-1 $25 X. VIRGINIA PEANUTS Gourmet Virginia peanuts are great for entertaining and for gifts Salted 1-1/2 lbs 2-1/2 lbs Unsatted 1-1/2 lbs 2-1/2 lbs E-1 E-3 E-2 $15 Y. MBC AFGHAN Perfect for your home, this 100% cotton afghan features nine campus scenes Navy or hunter green bordered with lacquard woven design. Machine washable Care instructions included. Green (48" x 70"! X-45G . . . $40 Navy (48" x 70"l X^5B $40 Z. GOLF UMBRELLA Protect yourself from those showers with a classic golf umbrella in evergreen and white with MBC seal. Golf Umbrella X-55 $25 Order Toll Free 800-763-7359 • Order By Fax 540-885-9503 • Shop Online www.mbc.edu/aiumnae/giftshop Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 alumnae/i nevv and c ass notes c CD CD O < CD < Dear friends ^^^^^^ When I began my ^^. ^^^M term as president of ^f J^^^^ the Alumnae/i Association in July, I realized quickly that the time in office is short. Each president presides over four Executive Committee meetings and four full board meetings, writes six letters for the college's publica- tions, and represents the association at a number of events. If my time as president is to be meaningful, it is important that I use this window of opportunity to be as useful as I can to our association. To do this, I recog- nize two things. I am blessed to have watched and learned much from the executive director of alumnae/i activities, Lynn Gilliland. For a number of years as a member of our Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors, she provided out- standing leadership and continues to do so in her current position. She is an excellent role model for all with whom she comes in contact. I will be most useful if I support the priorities that she articulates to us on behalf of the college rather than change course markedly. I am fortunate to be surrounded by experienced thinkers and passion- ate souls on the Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors as a whole. I will be most useful if I encourage these outstand- ing people to use their experiences and passions to put together pro- grams and opportunities that will reconnect alumnae/i who have not been involved with their college. Keeping these two guiding princi- ples in mind, I found our fall board meeting to be energizing and produc- tive. Although each leadership weekend has many facets, our mem- bers that particular weekend focused on two programs. Plans were completed for the leadership conference April 4 and 5 for past and present alumnae/i lead- ers. The Office of Alumnae/i Activities and the Alumnae/i Association will host the conference on the main campus. Additional information about this exciting event can be found on the MBC Web site. Second, our members began dis- cussion of a comprehensive fresh approach for providing continuing education opportunities for our alum- nae/i. We plan to have that program available in April 2004. Just as I want to be useful as the president of our association for the next two years, each of you may have ideas about how you can be useful in supporting our college. I hope you will feel free to contact me if you have ideas or suggestions that will help us keep our 10,000-plus alumnae/i con- nected to our alma mater. There is such an array of ways for us to make meaningful contributions — individu- ally and collectively! I look forward to hearing from you. With warm regards. Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 email@example.com A gift to Mary Baldwin's Annual Giving program in his or her honor is the perfect solution. Few gifts offer greater satisfaction to both the donor and the recipient. There are options to suit every budget. It's easy — call I -800-622-4255. You can make your gift online — www.mbc.edu. We'll send a card notifying the honorees of your generosity. Mary Baldwin students will directly benefit. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ANNUAL GIVING OFFICE AT I -800-622-42S5. Gifts To Honor President Tyson Mary Baldwin graduates have asked how they might make lasting gifts to the col- lege to mark the retirement and service of President Cynthia H.Tyson. Tyson has indicated that her top pri- ority is the endowment for leadership programs, a fund already begun in her honor The next priority she said, is the endowment for the master's program in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature in performance, followed by the new resi- dence hall and center for the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. Gifts also can be made to Annual Giving in her name. Checks, made out to Mary Baldwin College and earmarked for a particular purpose, should be sent to Martha Masters, Director of Capital Support and Gift Planning, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 ALUMNAE/I ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 president, Lansdale, PA; Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65, vice president and president-elect, Hampton, VA; Lynn Tuggle Gilliiand '80, executive director, Office of Alumnae/i Activities, Staunton, VA; Dorian Akerman '92, Arlington, VA; Katherine Jackson Anderson '80, Columbia, SC; Pamela Leigh Anderson '84, Jefferson, GA; Kathleen Beck Andes '98, Grottoes, VA; Dorothy Beals Ballew '53, Johnson City TN; Alice Blair '86, Alexandria, VA; Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 , Staunton, VA; Mary Melissa Derby '88, Alexandria, VA; Emily Alexander Douglas '98, Nashville, TN; AnnTrusler Faith '69, Ridgefield, CT; Cynthia Phillips Fletcher '82, Roanoke, VA; Virginia Royster Francisco '64, Staunton, VA; Leigh Hamblin Gordon '78, Richmond, VA; Jean Grainger '70, New York, NY; Anne Kennan '95, Baltimore, MD; Jane G. Kornegay '83, Williamsburg, VA; Kathryn Ann McCormack'OO, Richmond, VA; Bonnie Tuggle Miller '76, Richmond, VA; Garnett Clymer Ogden '95, Frisco, TX; Fleet Lynch Roberts '81 , Valentines, VA; Wendy Klich Satchell '92, Newport News, VA; JaneT Russell Steelman '52, Lottsburg, VA; Debra Feigin Sukin '92, Houston, TX; M. Elizabeth Swope '66, Guadalajara, Mexico; JaneTownes '69, Shelbyville,TN; Kellie Warner '90, Charlotte, NC. class notes 1927 SARA RALSTON Clowser of Winchester VA reports, "At 91 I'm not slowing down very much — still taking caie of my home, dog, yard, and en|oying my friends" 1931 RUTH SEE of Harrisonburg VA is a retired Christian educator She says she is slowing down, but keeps busy and is doing well 1932 VIRGINIA PAINTER Nicholls moved into a retirement home in Newport News VA 1933 MARGARET KING Westcott and husband Harry of Eagle Rock VA are still traveling in their motor home and make an internation- al journey annually LOUISE RANDOL Brooks of Richmond VA says, "I'm enjoying being 90!" KATHRYN SHANKWEILER Heydt lives in a "lovely retirement community" in Allentown PA and stays busy volunjeenng at a hospital and a local blood bank. 1937 MARGARET BAILEY Schofield, great- great-granddaughter of Mary Baldwin College founder Rufus William Bailey, attended Mary Baldwin for one year in 1934 Fellow alumna SUSAN BROWNE Webb '65 of Oklahoma City recently had the pleasure of meeting Margaret and reports, "Margaret told me that when she went to Mary Baldwin the tuition was $900, She only had to pay two-thirds tuition, thereby attending Mary Baldwin for $600! Today Margaret is 86 years young with a sharp mind and quick wit. She is delightful! She has been an avid reader and worked at a local bookstore until she was 80 Margaret's daughter Sue works at the University of Oklahoma in the College of Liberal Studies and lives in Norman OK, Son John lives in Memphis TN with his wife It has been a real pnvilege to know Margaret" BARBARA JOHNSON von Rels of Middleville VA would like to hear from classmates. She loves Mary Baldwin! 1938 CHARLOTTE CARNEY Hawks of Carrollton VA was featured in a June 27 2002, Norfolk news article entitled "Selfless-Serving Seniors: What's Age Got To Do With It' Nothing. Prove Women Who Volunteer Locally" The article report- ed. "Throughout her career. Charlotte Hawks was librarian at three Portsmouth schools Until a short time ago. she volun- teered at the Carrollton Library on Mondays, but now concentrates on her work at the Smithfield Library and the Cousteau Society" Charlotte has contin- ued to take care of her yard and does her own housekeeping Until last year she fished alone in her boat on a creek MARGARET KELLER Pearson of Arlington VA says husband Charles A Pearson died December 14, 2001 AGNES MCCLUNG Messlmer writes, "My husband Don died in March 2002 after a long illness, I am very happy living in a retirement home in Waynesboro VA. I have a son and daughter, four grandsons, and four great-grandchildren" WINIFRED YOUNG Bowman of Staunton VA says grandson John graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2002 and was com- missioned a second lieutenant in the Army Grandson Joseph is a junior at Radford University. 1939 HAZEL ASTIN Nelson of San Antonio TX has two new great-granddaughters, giving her a total of 12 great-grandchildren One of Hazel's grandsons is a major in the Air Force stationed in Afghanistan while another is a major in the Army MARGARET "PEGGY" BROWNING Busick and husband George love their retirement home of eight years in Lake Ridge VA, where they live near their chil- dren and families, Peggy and George have a cottage by a pond. They have two dogs and often see deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, and heron MARY CRONIN Wolfe has nine grandchil- dren and nine great-grandchildren and ives in a retirement village in Silver Spnng MD MYRTLE "PICKIE" FOY Hennis of Mount Airy NC enjoys keeping up with class- mates PAULINE OSBORN Crawford. MARGARET CALDWELL Herndon. and ELIZABETH BANNER Hudglns She writes. "We've all got health complaints but are still kicking at 84" FRANCES PERROTTET Kresler of Williamsport IN continues painting and teaching watercolor in her home. Frances IS also helping a daughter with her antiques business FRANCES RUE Godwin and husband Fredrick of Phoenix AZ have been "travel- ing across seas and enpying retired life! " JEAN YOUNG Moore reports. "I am in my third year of independent living at Bridgewater Retirement Community in Bridgewater VA It is a big change from liv- ing on a farm for over 60 years. Very stimulating!" 1940 SALLY CHENEY Walker of San Antonio TX writes. "I am painting seriously acrylic on large canvases, and preparing for my next exhibition I show in a gallery called Nueva Street in San Antonio" Sally has traveled much, including trips to France, Kassel, Germany; Prague, and Ghost Ranch NM SARA FRANCES FERRELL Shay of Linthicum Heights MD writes. "I still work with the National League of Families (POWs/MIAsl. the local Woman's Club, and in local politics I am active in my college sorority and PEO. plus genealogical research! My daughter's family lives near- by so I see them often For a senior citizen. I'm busyi" ALICE JONES Thompson of Virginia Beach VA reports that granddaughter Alice is a freshman at Davidson College and was valedictorian of her high school class One of Alice's grandsons, a sophomore at Harvard, climbed a mountain in Spam this summer and was rescued by a helicopter after getting lost, BARBARA PAYNE Webster of Glen Head NY announces the birth of a great-grand- son in May 2002 THELMA RIDDLE Golightly of Jacksonville FL writes. "This year has been difficult. My daughter Ann died after a long battle with breast cancer," 1941 MARTHA FARMER Chapman of Dothan AL writes: "I am enjoying my three grown children and six grandchildren, who all live here in Dothan I visited Mary Baldwin last year — I still love it!" DORIS SILER Miller of Mt Jackson VA has retired after 36 years of teactiing in Shenandoah County schools Dons has two children, three grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. She enjoys clubs and bridge. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 r<^ a..,^!, PAULA STEPHEMS Umbert '65 :s:' ■:.•,. BETSY NEWMAN Mason '69 a': '.'a', middlelof Da =s~' ;;e:';:r;;," .;a'=cf Baldwin dassmates ceiebieie; ve .■.e;:^; " cheesemakirg .'. :'^-e '.'airaa a ;:~c3ny. Betsy's daughter Clair Masc •,: a -;- z a business she TOuroec; ' ;;; '.'SCa.—ae 2002 ^^cfj'ed 1 1? '' a-? 5?:a , LYNN WHITE attending the anniversB". :a-. Sa::a~:a-;; Cobb REBECCA 'BECKY' SAYLOR Brooks 2002. are (front row, I -c - -a_as--::'e- a-; SARA "SALLY" JAMES ELIZABETH RILEY Stephens '47 arc CAROUNE ROSE Hunt' 43 ;aa:a -;-:?-.:- a --:-::-:s?a-a-:-:a-r : = :■ -:,, :: - PEGGY KELLAM'88 SUSAN KELUM '94 -a - , = „--: a-; MARY MORRISON '95 ALEXIS GRIERReid '95 LEE THOMPSON Vermillion '95 PENNY JENKINS Lowrey '95 LAURA CROSS '95 MELISSA LAMBERT '95 ASHLEY LEFTWICH Lowrey '95 a: LEAH DALKE Timmerman '94 DORRIS WITHERS McNeal :•' . ra - e Beach VA writes, "We niade a big move from our home of more than 40 years to a lovely retirement apartment We spend about four months in Florida and time with our kids in Idaho. Life is good! " 1942 JANE CRAIG Mon campus is beautifui. and the hospitality was heart-warming" ELIZABETH LUCK Stiles r -=" ard VA enjo\s ;e~ ": :;:e:'a' eac .ear -.vith clsss"-a:e= MARGARET MEREDITH Darden ANNE HAYES Davis EVELYN ENGLEMAN Matthews a-: JANE CRAIG Morrison ="3 re ■ "i.5C5r.C5- MARGARET MCDONALD White of King William VA retirea from teaching in 1975 and continues to work in two funeral homes that she and husband Brydie own and operate. Margaret has two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grand- children. She is an elder and organist at St. James Presbyterian Church. NANCY MCWHORTER Hurley of Silver HANNAH CAMPBEU Boahvright - = s'z ic?-a:^a ~. aair: :' -e yearifoiiowed b\ a • .a;:a; :'. aa .-:_:- Germany to A~=:a':a- - . a zi..yr.x:a,] \n S5c:a :a :: e :o Maine to visit my da.: :e a-: a' ' ..sband and a number MARY SIMPSON Bailey of Columbia SC res?.-. ::- ;'5- ^^ e c'a-dctiildren, and ere :'ea:-:-E-;:' : '.'a-, slab's active as E ~e";a- :" "e ._- :- _ea;je, a garden LOUISE VANDMERE Mashbum ;- C^T.mirg ilA res a greai-grsnoson remeo -e-^.' Case 'i^cGi-der. ELISABETH WHITE WiDani of Wilmington NC had a successful hip replacement in 2002. 194 J SYLVIA LOGAN Carvin of Nonh Palm Beach FL writes. 'I am still alive and in good health. I'm busy with choir, volunteer woric at the hospital and nursing homes, and tots of duplicate bridge to keep my mind alert" 1944 CHARLOTTE CRAUN Bishop r Hasse- and working witii Red Cross Blood Sendees. Visitation for the church is a plea- sure as well. A pacemaker was implanted in my chest in June, and now I feel like a new person." GRACE DRYDEN Venable :-"^:/.a:- '.': ANNE HANEKE McGough r _ -■ OH ■ee:a ;_a. : a. "abridge, atrendingsever- ; :^: -5^:5= and doing a bit of ::s. 6 ..-.,. Sr.e .-.as several "fast-growing" grandchildren, including a graduate of Duke University, two college freshmen, .__• J ~-"s~o :.j-:-. ...1.- 3p=nt a semester MILDRED ROYCROFT Teer of Durtiam NC . ;e; a :s~e ="d Diliard have been mar- e; c ; , aa a as Df July 15. 2002. "We n3\'e eigni giandchikjren and one great- granddaughter. Things are fine with us. All live in this area." EVA VINES Eustler ;■ '.'scnanicsvilleVA aaa -~a - . --saa; -a cs retirement KnoxvilleTN to Richmond, where we lived for 13 years. In August 2001 we moved into Covenant Woods, a new retirement center. We are enjoying life here to tiie fullest- 1945 MARGARET EARLE Baker rH-:-. e dear frler.a ar.o ccece roc.~~a;e LOUISE PLAGE Neilon. Margaret's oldest grandson entered colleoe last fall. NANCY NETTLETON Rood .. :ea '.e our daugnter sno i"ier lan-my. .is co.r.veriient to the library, post office. Stop & Shop, and tovim hall. We miss our home in Shelton, though we frequently return for church and volunteer work with the Boys & Girts Qub." JUUA PANCAKE Rankn moved into Carillon Assisted Living of Cramer Mountain in Cramerton NC August 1, 2002. JUUE YOUNG Bayly '95 mam'edDuane Allen Bayly As announced in the fall 2002 '.';'. far., - J: rje -.=-s: •- :C0;. '.'EC c'ass-ate; r;fj'eH =-e " *o -' '■.'=?=-" KATHERINE "KATE- LANGLOIS Farad '98 GIiQa PEREZ Flynn ANNE KENNAN KATHRYN CARTER - a ' e: Sr.a =£ ?: "ea-.a.: :::; —r--:;.^ Morrisey -e::; CARRIE BURKE MARY BETH Caa: a"::-a ..a;:-; aa :- : aa;- area aar^ :,. BLTTLER, anc ANNE BUSHMAN Bongiovanni :: AMY BAILEY, ANNIE ANDREWS Minix, LftRA BRADLEY Ballard, TRACEY WEST Stanton, MAYGAN UPSCOMB Elliott, a-: SUSAN BOLUNGER. CAROLYN 'CARRIE" TIMMONS McCandlish -:" rev, left) is next 10 the brde. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 MINDY WYTTENBACH Undsey '97 : a:aa: a^ aa : aaa~aaea "a - KATHRYN DAY LEGH ANN N1ANNING Atkins "aaae REBECCA JACKSON Tucker FRANCESCA RUSK JENNIFER WALKER KARI BAGDASARIAN a'a SUZANNA RELDS ' are'ae-ae out not DiCtdrea v.as ANNE KENNAN '95 Attention Alumnae/i! onunE Career network DIRECTORY Mary Baldwin's Career Network Directory is now online — and we want you to be part of it. Just go to our Web site, viwv/.mbc.edu, and click on "Alumnae/i." Then follow the directions. It's easy and last. We'll give you the password, which protects your privacy. Use the directory to identify Mary Baldwin graduates who can offer valuable informa- tion and advice, whether you're starting out or changing careers. And share the satisfaction of offering a tittle guidance. Extend the benefits of a liberal-arts college education and experience. Join the Network. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumnae/i Activities, 1-800-763-7359 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 1946 MAUDIE COVER Freeman writes, Tm enioying my life in Chapel Hill NC near my 6-year-old granddaughter, my daughter and her husband Lots of fun things go on in this area, especially for people my age " JOYCE CRAIG Butterworth of Birmingham AL enioyed visiting with class- mate BETTY OTT Smallwood at the Homestead in February 2002 She also writes, " The Pharos, a medical purnal, published a third poem of mine" MARGARET "PEGGY" DAVIS Evans of York PA continues to work as CEO and owner of a 160-bed nursing home, and she IS busy keeping track of six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Peggy attended a granddaughter's wedding in Asheville NC in 2002 MARJORIE MOORE Council of Lake Waccamaw NC is "enioying children and grandchildren more and more each day" She IS active in church work, especially music, and loves to garden. IVIar|one enioys bird watching with BETTY NIESLEN Timberlake '45 and is "fighting against a proposed regional landfill five miles from the lake," 1947 BARBARA BIXLER Elliott of Brevard NC writes, "Dan and I continue to enjoy our retirement in the North Carolina mountains (near our grandchildren) and are grateful to be in good health!" NAN DONEY Clausel of San Antonio TX has retired as a newspaper writer and con- tinues to be active in her church community Nan sings in the church choir and IS "enjoying life" MARGARET JO FARRIS Huff of St Matthews SC writes, "I celebrated my 77th birthday in 2002 and it was one of the best ever. My health is good, and I volun- teer a good bit both in church and the pnvate school academy here" 1948 BETTY GASTON Patton announces, "I married a friend I grew up with, Frank C Patton Jr, on April 21, 2001" JANEY MARTIN Tanner reports, "Jim and I are in an ideal retirement place in Ocala FL We have a home on the golf course and a lovely gated club community We are as healthy and active as we can expect for being in our late 70s and feel fortunate and happy" 1949 ANN ASHBY Helms of Charlotte NC announces that son Houston married Anita Wocher last Easter in Vero Beach FL, where her brother resides CYNTHIA BETTS Johnson and husband Forrest of Santa Fe NM returned earlier this year from a three-month trip to New Zealand, where they rented an apartment in Christchurch,They plan to return to New Zealand soon for two more months, JEAN FARROW of Norfolk VA is a retired school administrator and volunteers for the American Cancer Society BEVERLY HARRISON Rhodes of Webster NY has seven grandchildren, ages 2 through 19, "Three live in Albuquerque NM, two in Denver CO, and two near me. I had a hip replacement in November 2001 and a knee replacement in October 2002. My step-mom is still going strong at 102," VIVIENNE HUTCHENS Vail reports. "Phil and I moved in late January 2002 from our Baltimore home of 50 years to a life-care retirement community in Kennett Square PA It was a good decision The location is lovely and after several months of addition- al winnowing of possessions, we are finally settled in" BARBARA MINTER Barnes of Arlington VA writes, "Most everything is the same with Jim and me! We're happy to be up and about and busy' Oldest grandson |ust grad- uated (cum laude, no less! from Georgetown with a degree in finance." 1950 JEAN DEVORE Calhoun of Hagerstown MD reports, "It was an honor to represent MBC at the Clear Springs High School awards ceremony June 4, 2002 Jami Funk received a 2003 Bailey Scholarship and is a freshman She should love it there" VIRGINIA ROSEN Strickler and husband Walter report, "We are happily retired and living on Springbank Farm in Staunton VA Our three children have given us four granddaughters and one grandson" 1951 WILMA HODGE Obaugh of McDowell VA writes, "I have three sons and one daugh- ter. My husband Bill died in 1996 My former roommate RUTH CONDRA DeGraff and I have taken a few nice trips together I have 10 grandchildren whom I enjoy so much. I'm 'sort of retired from my funeral home business after 35 years A son and grandson are the directors now, but I help when needed" CHARLOTTE JACKSON Berry of 1 I sC is a founding member of V';'< I III II in Philanthropy, which encourages women to give and teaches fund raising, leadership, mentoring, and advocacy. Through the years, Charlotte has been involved with a variety of volunteer efforts including United Way, Volunteers of America, and American Red Cross. She has been on the boards of the College of Charleston and Mary Baldwin, 1952 ALICE BALL Watts of San Antonio TX is a substitute Spanish teacher at Providence High School, a Catholic school for girls in downtown San Antonio VIRGINIA "PATTI" MANN Zeigler of Fort Worth TX announces her marriage to John Williamson Zeigler Jr May 4, 2002. Patti writes, "The ceremony was in the garden of my lakeside home. We then moved into his totally renovated lakeside home, just five houses away! Between us we have 12 grandchildren, Chnstmas was hectic but happy!" MARCELLE MCCLINTOCK Brown and husband Ed of Marianna AR celebrated their 50th anniversary January l.They have three adult children and 12 grandchildren. Marcelle writes that she and Ed have "trav- eled extensively with recent trips to Thailand and Egypt, and in the past, to many countries in Europe. South America, and Canada, plus 13 cruises" 1953 JEANNE SHERRILL Boggs of Statesville NC reports, "Oldest grandchild now has his dri- ver's license, and his brother |ust obtained his permit! All 10 grandkids are active in some sport. It keeps me busy following and keeping up with it all — but fun! " MARY JO SHILLING Shannon of Roanoke VA writes "I |ust completed a two-year proiect, writing Feed My Lambs: A History of Presbyterian Homes and Family Services Inc, 1903 - 2003 (formerly Presbyterian Home for Children, Presbyterian Orphans HomeKThe book will be presented May 14 in Lynchburg VA , just barely missing a conflict with my 50th reunion at Mary Baldwin! I'm looking for- ward to seeing everyone" 1954 BETTY GARTER Lane of Richmond VA writes, "I'm still en|oying my booth at the Big Flea in Richmond, where I sell vintage lewelry and small collectibles about 10 times a year I still maintain my real estate broker's license for referral purposes" ANN L. ROBINSON Brown of Birmingham AL IS retired and keeps busy traveling and reconnecting with old fnends. "Generally good for nothing — wonderful ! " ANN SHAW Miller of Raleigh NC spent a great deal of time last summer in the log cabin she built in Boone NC Mary Baldwin College IVIagazine • Winter 2003 MARY ANN TAYLOR Murray is retired and living in a small house that she and husband Charley restored in Lexington KY. ASHUN WYATT Smith of Charlottesville VA writes, " Lloyd and i now live in two of the best places in Virginia. Charlottesville and Northumberland County. We enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, dividing our time equally year round." ELEANOR YEAKLEY Gardner of Bellevue WA reports that grandson Kyle got married and her granddaughter attends the University of Seattle. 1956 ELAINE BALDWIN of Silver Spring MD directs tne Constituency Outreach and Education Program in Rockville MD.The pro- gram is a nationwide communications initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health that enlists state and national organi- zations in partnership to help close the gap between mental health research and prac- tice, and reduce the stigma of mental illness. Elaine writes, "After living in Indiana. Toronto, tvlassachusetts, and metropolitan ' Washington DC. I'm again pulling up stakes. California (East Bay) is next." FRANCES 'BETTY" BRADFORD Hathom of Alexandria LjA has a son who served as a vicar and is now living in South Carolina. SUSAN DOZIER Grotz of Ellicott City MD writes, "My husband Art is retired, and we now have 13 grandchildren. Our retirement celebration was a trip to Key West via the Intra Coastal Waterway October 2002 through May 2003. Our son Ned is associate rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, a place that played an important part in my life during my four years at Mary Baldwin." ELLAWELLS "DUTCHIE" MILUGAN Williams of fvlatthevvs NC was expecting her ninth grandchild in January 2003. She has four granddaughters and four grandsons. NANCY PAYNE Dahl of Staunton has been elected to the Man/ Baldwin College Board of Trustees. Nancy is also on the boards of the Staunton and Virginia mental health associa- tions and Lutheran Family Services of Virginia. She is coowner of Triangle Real Estate and volunteers at Augusta Medical Center and Meals on Wheels. CLARE TROTTI Stephens retired from her work as a speech/language pathologist last year and moved to Asheville NC. PENNIE WEST Covington of Atlanta GA writes that she and husband Hewitt are doing well and enjoying their grandchildren. Son Matthew is a Presbyterian minister in Columbia SC and son Read is a teacher. 1957 JUDITH GABEL Roeling of Baton Rouge UK has been the associate presbyter of South Louisiana for five years. JANE HOGAN Moses writes, "I have five fabulous grandchildren ages 3, 10, 12, 17, and 24. My husband and I love to travel and do it often. I spend most of my time and some travel doing needlepoint and many forms of embroidery. I still do catering, play bridge as There may be a college fair near you! Mar\' Baldwin receives hundreds of invitations to college fairs every year. Without the help of people like you, many young women throughout the United States would not have to the opportunity' to learn about what Mary Baldwin can offer them. Volunteers play a crucial part in recruiting students. We would love your help. If you are interested in attending a college fair on behalf of Mary Baldwin College, please let us know. The process is easy and lots of fun. The Office of Alumnae/i Activities will handle all of the paperwork and send you materials. All you have to do is attend the fair and talk about your alma mater. If interested, please contact Ryn Bruce, director of volunteers, at 1-800-763-7359 or email@example.com. We thank the following volunteers for their assistance with college fairs last fall: Da\ id F^ul Barra, parent Houston, Texas Martin Favata, parent Tampa, Florida Cindy Kelly, parent Hanover, (Pennsylvania Robert "Pete" Barr Keplinger parent. Canton, Ohio Dot Beals Ballevv '53 Johnson Cit>', Tennessee Lois "Frankie" Willard Daniel '60 Lexington, Kentucky' Minta McDiarmid Nixon '63 Augusta, Georgia Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 Houston, Texas Jean McCauley Bennett '65 Red Bank, New Jersey Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 Lansdale, Pennsylvania Mary Margaret Buvinger '68 Melbourne Beach, Florida Susan Powell Leister '68 Houston, Texas Jane Townes '69 Shelby vi lie, Tennessee Isabelle Turner Knight '70 Lagrange, Georgia Mar>' Broman W\'ton '70 Ridgetleld, Connecticut Linda Thorn Abele '73 Birmingham, Alabama Nancy Nodine Robinson '74 Montgomery, Alabama Bett>- Wright '77 Tulsa, Oklahoma Mary Lauren Lehnertz Faulkner '79 Tyler, Texas Ann "Cissy" Powers McMillen '80 Ocala, Florida Pamela Roach Voight '80 Fort Worth, Texas Brenda Leigh Hagg '81 Frankfort, Kentucky Car\' Goodrich Osborne '81 ADP Norman, Oklahoma Melinda Knowles '82 Dallas, Texas Helen Stevens Forster '83 Brentwood, Tennessee ftmela Leigh Anderson '84 Jefferson, Georgia Lisa Carr Hogarth '86 Orlando, Florida Courtney Bell Frankowski '89 New Orleans, Louisiana George Woodbur)' Johnson '89 Jackson, Mississippi Angela Favata Week '89 Tampa, Florida Heather Houdeshell Neel '91 San Antonio, Texas Katherine Brown '92 Memphis, Tennessee Mary Cocke Read '92 Memphis, Tennessee Kristan Dawson LaFon '95 Knoxville, Tennessee lla Jo Mahaftey Worthen '95 Homewood, Alabama Amy Griffith Berra '96 Hummellstown, Pennsylvania Brea Sudderth '96 Tyler, Texas Emily Barra '98 Houston, Texas Kristin Kickhofel Chmela '98 Savannah, Georgia Laura Hawks Ellis '98 Groton, Connecticut Jane Rapier Spence '98 New Orleans, Louisiana Lauren Dyson '99 Exton, Pennsylvania Barbara Anita Lee '99 Rome, Georgia Mary Margaret Kenney Marshall '99 Oceanside, California Ubah Ansari Pathan '99 Manassas, Virginia Kelly Baughan '00 New Orleans, Louisiana Erin Kelly '01 York, Pennsylvania Katie Reilly Samans '01 Newark, Delaware Don't forget — applicants referred to Man Baldwin College by an alumna will have their appli- cation tees waived. Does your neighbor have a daughter in high school? A member of your church perhaps? Let us know about poten- tial applicants in your area. You will find a prospective-student referral card in this magazine, or you can visit our Web site at www.mbc.edu/alumnae and click on Student Referral Form. We thank the following for their student referrals this past fall: Rich van Breemen. MBC staff Jack Elliott, parent Mary Anne Wilson Gibbs '39 BethTllley Kantner'42 Betsy Berry Williamson '48 Dot Beals Ballew '53 AnnTrusler Faith '69 Jane Tou nes '69 F^t Lamberth Bruce '71 Anne North Howard '75 Laurie Scott Bass '78 Sallie McCutcheon Johnston '79 Pamela Roach Voight '80 Karen Colaw Linkous '87 Rachel Reed '89 Teresa Duncan '94 ADP Tamara Avis Smith '96 Laura Hawks Ellis '98 Totty Edwards '99 Christina Yeats '99 CeCe Pressly '00 ."Amanda Davis 02 Merit Townsend '02 Betsy McLeod '03 Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Pictured here are ANGELA EDWARDS '92 JULIA "JULIE" RENN Maurer '96 of Rockawav HI and ANNE HANSON '93 (r) at the Los Angeles Hyatt tor the Hollywood Underground Film Festival in May 2002 ManMd Unmasked, a music documen- tary edited by Angela, was shown at the festival NJ married Adam Matthew Maurer May 18, 2002, at General Theological Seminary in New York City In this photo (1 to rl are LAUREN LOGAN '96, the groom and bride, and PEGGY "PEG" RUSNAK '96 ELIZABETH "BETH" PLEWESMcKee '01 and Is- - •,1;Kee VMI 00, were married July 6. 2002 Celebrating are (I to r.i ANDREA LUCAS '01, Justin Prior, VMI '01 , the bride; John Turner, VMI '01 , REBECCA "BECKY" GROSS '01, and John McGradyVMI'Or often as I can, and continue to be active in my church" Jane and husband Curtis live in Corrales NM, CARLA RUCKER Nix of DallasTX bought a hand-engraving business and works with silver and crystal MARY LOU WELLS Powell is "happily retired" and living in Asheville NC 1958 BARBARA BELL-Remen of New York City has a private psychiatry practice in New York and enjoys being a grandmother. CAROL GRIFFIS Smith and husband George of Frederick MD have a grandson Jack, 2, and a newborn granddaughter, Anna Claire Carolyn writes, "George is retired from the practice of medicine and is now entering politics He is running for county commissioner" MARY MATTHEWS Park of Norfolk VA spends time helping with her eight grand- children, voiunteenng in her community and church, and en)oys tennis, gardening, bridge, reading, and traveling MARTHA THULIN Leynes-Selbert of Powhatan VA is retired but continues to work three days a week in lab support ser- vices for five hospitals Martha has four horses, four sheep, three dogs, and two cats She is a long-distance trail rider NANCY WILLIAMS Deacon of Waynesboro VA reports that she now has five grandchildren who live close by, so she can "see them all the time." 1959 SANDRA ESQUIVEL Snyder and husband William of DallasTX recently celebrated the birth of first grandchild Boone and the addi- tion of a daughter-in-law, married to oldest son Ed In August, they completed a moun- tain home m Colorado JULIA JOHNSON Dernier of Sparks NV works with the Elderhostel program at the University of Nevada Course offenngs began there 10 years ago with 40 people, now 400 Julia "does not stop" and stays busy with grandchildren and many organi- zations and proiects NON PRO TEMPORE SED AETERNITATE NOT FOR TIME BUT FOR ETERNITY.. How can von thank those whose love, support, and ideas helped to shape vour character, your values, vour very life? For information about memorial opportunities at Mary Baldwin College, call or write: Mark L. Atchison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement or Martfia Masters '69, Director of Capital Support and Gift Planning Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA 24401 540-887-7011 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com BEVERLY MATTHEWS Williams of Memphis TN is "enioying retirement, grandchildren and golf" Beverly received "a couple of awards" for short stories she has written and is hoping they will be pub- lished soon. MCCHESNEY "CHES" MAYER Grabau of Ashburn VA returned from a three-month tnp to Johannesburg South Africa, where her eldest daughter and family work as missionaries setting up orphanages for babies with AIDS. Ches reports, "It was wonderful!" EMORY O'SHEE Apple of Louisville KY has a son and daughter-in-law who recently had twins la boy and a girl) SUE RITCHIE Scherff of Sparta NJ has retired from teaching after 33 years Sue's sister ANN RITCHIE McHugh '56 died in March 2002 SUZANNE STIRUNG Duffey of Franklin VA }."'■: ,'"'ces, "1 have finally retired after 34 ,e.iis .j' teaching!" 1960 MARY "MIMI" COWAN Grimshaw of Clifton VA keeps busy with volunteering, homemaking, gardening, and grandchil- dren. 1961 SUSAN ELY Ryan writes, "We have just liquidated our wholesale jewelry business and look forward to travel and relaxation in retirement!" Susan lives in Albuquerque NM with husband Charles. LYNN PURDOM Hammonds of Marietta GA retired last May after 25 years of teach- ing at Mt Bethel Methodist Preschool She writes, "It has grown from 18 children (12 months to 5 years) to 485 children Thanks to a good start from teachers at MBC." Lynn reports that in her last class she taught a child of TRACY BURKS Yancey '87 "Small world I" NANCY SIMPSON Steinmiller of Mooresville NC announces the birth of first grandson Sawyer Steinmiller May 23, 2001 Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 TRACEY WEST Stanton '98 and Chris Stanton were married April 6, 2002, in Lyncliburg VA. Pictured (I to rl are 1998 classmates AMY BAILEY, MAYGAN LIPSCOMB Elliott, KRISTEN BENTZEN, ERIN CHANDLER Thompson NANCY BOLLINGER, CAROLYN "CARRIE" TIMMONS McCandlish, the bride, ANGELA "ANGIE" AMOS Rowe, SUSAN BOLLINGER, KATHERINE "KATE" LANGLOIS Faraci, ANNIE ANDREWS Minix, and DIANE "SHELLEY" KELSAY CATHERINE BLACK Ogletree '99 and Brett Ogletree married October 5, 2002 Mary Baldwin friends shown here are (back row, I to r) ANNIE SAVAL '99, LISA TANSEY Jones '96, SUMMER SAUNDERS Milligan '99, JENNIFER NERRING '00, AIMEE FAVREAU '99, CATHRYN "RYN" BRUCE '99 LISA HELFERT Hart '99, EMILY GOETZ '99, (middle row, I to r| LAUREN DYSON '99, CATHERINE CUMMINGS '99, REBECCA STEVENS '99, TEPHANIE DAWSON '99, TOTTY EDWARDS '99, JENNIFER EDWARDS '99, (front row, I to r| HEATHER "ERIN" THOMAS Kmiecinski '98, NICOLE NAPIER '99, GRETA WINN '99, the groom and bride, and SARAH WILSON Clepper '99 1962 . SUSAN JOHNSON High of Maple Glen PA celebrated the marriage of daughter Amanda to David Moos June 15, 2002, at a farm in Doylestown PA. Amanda spent most of the past seven years helping the poor and sick in Third World countries, including Kenya. Northern Zambia, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, and Sudan. Amanda wore her mother's wedding gown for the ceremony 1963 MARGARET "PEGGY" ENGLE Trumbo of Alexandria VA is happy to report, "Richard and I became grandparents for the first time. Jacob Robert Trumbo was born June 4, 2002, to our son Hunter and his wife Stacy." LYNNE FORBES Marion of Scottsdale AZ is a program coordinator for Arizona Prevention Resource Center, where she has worked for 11 years. Lynne has also served as a mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters for six years and has three "littles" with the program. MARY-RUTHERFOORD MERCER Ferguson of Richmond VA is a grandmoth- er for the first time James Colter was born to son Allen Ferguson and wife Caroline March 20, 2002, in Jackson Hole WY. "All doing greatl" she says. 1964 SALLY DORSEY writes, "I am thrilled to be serving Mary Baldwin in a new capacity as a member of the Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV). At home in Atlanta I am busy as chairman of the 2003 Swan House Ball, a benefit for the Atlanta Historical Society." Sally reports that BETTY BAL- LENTINE Auld '56 is a great supporter of the historical society and is serving on her committee. Sally showed husband Herb Miller the MBC campus in October. ALICE FARRIOR Butler of Portsmouth VA continues her work as a computer scientist for the Navy Daughters Rebecca Player Butler and Courtney Leigh Butler-Longino live in Virginia Beach and North Carolina, respectively Husband Paul works with city museums. "Life is good I" FAIRFAX HARDESTY Montgomery of Starkville MS celebrated the birth of new grandchild Reese Caleb Tissin June 24, 2002, MARTHA MCDEVITT Thomas of Richmond VA works part-time as a tutor in language remediation and volunteers at the Virginia Museum and the Woman's Club, She writes, "I have two granddaughters ages 9 months and 3 years — life Is never dull!" JILL MORTON of Honolulu HI was quoted in the article "The Rules of Blue," which appeared in the April 2002 Better Homes and Gardens and "Color in Numbers" in the February 2002 American Demographics DARLENA SIZEMORE Mixon of Winston Salem NC retired from her work as a school psychologist with Winston- Salem/Forsythe County Schools, 1965 SUSAN BROWNE Webb and husband Fred (W&L '65) moved from Oklahoma City OK to Covington VA in September. Susan wntes, "After 24 years as an installed pas- tor and 10 years as an interim pastor, Fred is retiring. Our son Wil is married to Ruth and living in Richmond. They have a baby, Connor, who was born in March. Our daughter Betsy lives in Chariotte with her husband of two years, Chns Canupp," Susan recently met MARGARET BAILEY Schofield '37, who Is the great-great- granddaughter of Mary Baldwin founder Rufus William Bailey (See 1937 note.) MEREDITH CARTER Patterson lives in Buriington NC. Meredith has a daughter Jill, in Spain, and a granddaughter Sydney Patterson, 3. MARGARET GUNTER Riddle of Asheville NC recently returned from "four wonderful weeks in Europe, England, and Scotland." Margaret visited fnends and areas where her ancestors once lived. JANICE JONES Collins has "two bundles of |oy": grandson Collin, 2. and grand- daughter Maggie, 2, who lives in Germany and is learning German. PAULA STEPHENS Lambert of Dallas TX celebrated 20 years of cheesemaking with The Mozzarella Company a business she founded in 1982. On September 23, 2002, Paula held an al fresco dinner party adja- cent to the cheese factory hononng employees, customers, and friends. A strolling accordionist serenaded guests as they arnved for dinner, and a salsa band provided lively music for dancing, MBC alumnae attending the party were Paula "s mother, ELIZABETH RILEY Stephens '47, and CAROLINE ROSE Hunt '43 CHARLOTTE TYSON Mewborn lives in Farmville NC. Daughter Amy gave birth to Charlotte's first granddaughter, Leslie Elizabeth Meadowcroft. 1966 ANN FIELD Alexander of Christiansburg VA participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute entitled ""An Appalachian Exemplar," held at Ferrum College June 3-28, 2002. Ann, promoted recently to professor of history, is director of the Roanoke Regional Center for Mary Baldwin College. Ann says. "I am certain that the Institute will improve my teaching and make me a better advisor" Ann also has a new book (see page 36). MARY CHENAULT Bomar writes, "I retired from Wake County Social Services in September 2000, and moved to the country |ust outside the small town of WartraceTN, where my husband Edgar was born and raised. I spent the first 20-plus years of my life in Virginia, the next 29 in North Carolina, and now I am settled for the remainder in beautiful middle Tennessee. We love retire- ment and plan to travel a lot in our camper."" FLORENCE "TIKKER" MERRITT Percy lives in Edmonton. Alberta. Canada. Son Matthew. 28, became engaged last sum- mer, and the wedding is planned for July 26. Daughter Sarah is engaged and working on her doctorate at Oxford University in England. Husband David is the dean of the law school in Alberta. PAMELA WAVELL Clark of Coleman GA reports, ""I just got married and moved to a horse farm. My husband Dr Paul C Clark Jr IS a retired lieutenant colonel and professor of Latin American history and he is raising Tennessee walking horses. We spend lots of time traveling. My girls are now 20, 24, and 321" 1967 NANCY RUBRIGHT Gates of San Francisco CA works in the insurance indus- try. Her position requires handling a large multinational account and traveling to Paris. "Knowledge of French was a must" KAY SAFFOLD Rapkin writes, "I am enjoying living back in Savannah GA. My daughter Kathanne is an editorial assistant at Time-Warner Books in New York City My daughter Mary and son Paul are attending school and working in Lincoln NE" 1968 DIANE HILLYER Copley and husband Richard continue to live in Vermont and spend winter months in Memphis TN. MARTHA "MARCY" JERNIGAN Sims is director of the Virginia Beach Public Library and lives in Virginia Beach VA with husband Hunter, an attorney in Norfolk, Son Hunter graduated this year from the University of North Carolina, where he played varisty lacrosse. Daughter Clara is a senior at James Madison University. ELISE PALMA Couper of Severna Park MD attends graduate school at American University in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Program. Elise also teaches adult ESL students. Mother ELISE CASSCELLS Palma '39 is teaching at her local literacy council. IVlary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Atlanta Business 'Divas' Ray Castles Uttenhove and Patricia "Tricia" Zimmerman Allen, both Class of 1968, were among those featured in an Atlanta business magazine as "Divas 2002" for their achievements. "In 1997," the article in Business to Business relates, "Ray founded the Southeast retail team of CB Richard Ellis, a division providing acquisition and disposition ser- vices for major retailers. With more than 20 years of experience, she is known throughout the retail community as one of the most knowledgeable retail real estate advisors in the Southeast." Uttenhove has helped other women achieve success on both professional and community levels. As an advisory board member of the CB Richard Ellis Women's Network, she oversees mentoring and education programs dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women throughout the organization. Last July, Uttenhove became president of the Atlanta Women's Foundation, which improves the lives of women and girls. On the board of Families First and a member of Commercial Real Estate Women, Uttenhove established a CREW fund for homeless women and chil- dren that has generated nearly $1 million. The article describes Allen's lifelong friendship with former President Jimmy Carter, for whom she worked after graduating from Mary Baldwin. "Today," says the article, "Tricia is one of Atlanta's best-known fund raisers. Currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Nature Conservancy's Atlanta operation, she has just finished up a $40-million capital campaign and has worked on the orga- nization's billion dollar national campaign." Allen has been a director of the Southeastern Flower Show and the Georgia Wildlife Federation, on the board of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and of the Jekyll Island Foundation, and chairman of the board of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. "If you want to do something to make your life last longer," she told the publication, "do something that outlasts your life." CAROLINE SMITH Morton of Strasburg PA IS executive director of the Clinic for Special Cfiildren in Strasburg, Husband Holmes is medical director and pediatri- cian. Built in 1990 in the middle of a cornfield on an Amish farm, the clinic now has eight staff members. It provides prima- ry care to the children of the Plains sects in Lancaster County, and treats children with inherited metabolic disorders to which Amish and Mennonites are susceptible, Caroline and Holmes have three children: Ivlary Caperton, 20, Sarah, 18, and Paul, 15. 1969 ANNE EMMERT Thompson of Export PA reports, "My son Stephen graduated from high school last year and is attending Ohio University, studying engineering." ELIZABETH FLOETING Davis lives in Chesterfield VA Daughter Lisa is an engi- neenng student in her third year at the University of Virginia and son Chris is in his second year at the University of Pittsburgh. CLAIRE "YUM" LEWIS Arnold was named a finalist for Small Business Person of the Year 2002 in the Atlanta area. Yum is co- founder and CEO of Leapfrog Services Inc., a $2-million company with 20 employ- ees that offers sophisticated technology to small and mid-sized firms The four-year-old company offers clients remotely monitored Internet technology services designed to reduce costs, boost efficiency, and safe- guard against viruses and hacking She serves on several boards, including those of Mary Baldwin College, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Leadership Atlanta, the National Conference of Community and Justice regional board, and the Churches Home Foundation. Yum lives in Atlanta with hus- band Ross, who owns an investment firm She IS active at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta and enjoys reading "It's a fun life," she says JOAN SKELTON Smith and husband Mike moved from Zurich Switzerland to "the beautiful English village of Haddenham in the lovely Chiltern hills, 17 miles east of Oxford and |ust 45 minutes from London by tram " They live in a 300-year-old thatched witchert cottage next to the vil- lage pond and green FRANCES THOMPSON McKay of Washington DC writes, "The Contemporary Music Forum gave a concert of my works at the Corcoran Gallery May 9, reviewed in The Washington Post May 11, 2002" Frances had a commissioned piece performed by the Alexandna Choral Society, reviewed in The Washington Post June 3. It was also per- formed at Dance Place. MARY WARD of Catharpin VA retired from Compaq Computers after 20 years 1970 JEAN BARRY Strain is a certified Christian educator for the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Dalton GA WHITNEY HANES Feldmann of Roanoke VA has a daughter practicing law with Whitney's husband, a recently married son in medical school, and another son who graduated from Hampden-Sydney College last year GRACE HITCHAM McGrath moved into a high rise in downtown San Diego CA She has two sons: Brent, an attorney in San Francisco, and Michael ZOE KERBEY Holmes writes, "Our youngest daughter, Libby Juarez, had a lit- tle boy Alexander Edward Juarez, on December 4, 2001, We're enioying being first-time grandparents," Zoe works for Kansas City International Airport, which "has been a challenge" since September 11, 2001, JANE LETHERMAN Reilly of Croton-on- Hudson NY writes "My family is in the process of relocating and retinng to Florida I retired from teaching, and my husband William retired from the law. My only child, Christine, is a reporter with the Cape Coral Daily Breeze" ELIZABETH NESBITT Thomason and hus- band Ronald of Wise VA write, "Sean, our son, IS a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia. Our daughter Katie is in graduate school at Arizona State University" ISABELLE TURNER Knight of LaGrange GA writes, "My oldest daughter Whitney is in her second year of law school at Washington University in St Louis. She worked as a plant manager and already had a degree in chemical engineenng My daughter Meg married last year and my youngest, Callie, is maioring in violin perfor- mance. We hope she will continue graduate school next year." 1971 LAUREL CATCHING Alexander is the new director of development for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in her hometown of Oklahoma City OK. Laurel describes the museum as "the best living testimony of our unique American character — a relevant expression to each American, and a witness to the world of our true national personality." From 1990 to 1994 Laurel served as executive director of alumnae activities, direc- tor of ma|or gifts, and director of annual donations at Mary Baldwin ANN COLLINS of Laurel MD continues to run her own graphic design business called Collins Creative Services KATHRYN "KAE" ENGLISH Roberts of Charlotte NC writes, "I am a technology specialist at an elementary school in Charlotte Switching gears from medical technology to child reanng to education was not difficult with the liberal arts back- ground I received at Mary Baldwin I went back to school to earn my master's in library and information studies from University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and the media center directed me into technology I've enioyed getting back to the hill country of Virginia, as my son is in his second year at UVA" ANNE HALL Billings of Dallas TX mamed Bruce E Billings August 3, 2002 They hon- eymooned in Hawaii Anne purchased a beach house on the Texas coast in 2001 and had a busy year planning her wedding. She visited with ISABEL WILLIAMSON Smith 71 dunng her summer tnp to Texas from South Carolina, and she sees class- mate CYNTHIA FITCH at a monthly investment club meeting A portrait by noted American artist Martha Simkins of Anne as a child with her mother VIRGINIA DAVIS Hall '43 is featured in Martha Simkins Rediscovered, a traveling art exhib- it that opened in January at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta GA. KATHRYN JACOBS Wendell writes: "My older son, Preston, finished his first year at the Medical University of South Carolina. My younger son, Stephen, will attend Princeton University." Kathryn and her fam- ily are moving to Kiawah Island off the coast of South Carolina JUUE MARSHALL Nau of Raleigh NC says she "retired after 30 years in Wake County Public Schools — 28 years in the class- room and the last two as president of the Wake School employees organization" ELLEN PORTER Holtman writes, "I'm ful- filling a dream I've had since freshman biology at MBC — visiting the Galapagos Islands' As always, my best to Dr. John MehnerandMs Bonnie Hohn!" MARSHA SPEARS of Austin TX has a daughter, Morgan, who is a freshman in high school, and a son. Hunter, who is a freshman at Texas Christian University Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Hancock '73 Named Dean of Seminary Eugenia Lee Hancock '73, an ordained Presbyterian minister, has been appointed dean of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York and director of its Center for Multifaith Education. x\uburn shares a campus with Union Theological Seminary, working closel)- with Union to provide programs for Presbyterian students. Auburn says it educates rehgious leaders "for two major challenges: discover- ing how the Christian traditions to which it is linked can meet the needs of a changing world, and promoting understanding across the lines of religious differences." A former minister at Presbyterian churches in New York, Hancock was director of the Women in Ministry Project for the National Council of Churches and co-found- ed the AIDS Resource Center, known now as Bailey House, in Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan. She recently earned a Ph.D. in religion and societ)- from Drew University in northern New Jersey and is a member of the facult)' of New York Theological Seminary. Hancock, who frequenth- writes and speaks about healing and healthcare, has long consulted with corporations, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations about ethics, health and healing, spiritualit)-, and women's issues. . LHGH SUHUNG Barth writes, "in 2001 , Brad and I moved from Columbia MD back to my hometown of Lynchburg VA Our son Eddie is in eighth grade and has adjusted well after a rocky start- Our daughter Nina is majoring in hospitality and tounsm man- agement at James Madison University." GRAY THOMAS Langston of Fort Smith AR has been teaching for 29 years. Husband Jack died last January. 1972 Jia BUTLER Pendleton of Roanoke VA writes, "I hated to miss our reunion, but I was watching my daughter Christen gradu- ate from the University of Virginia along with the daughters of classmates KATHY YOUNG Wetsel and SUSAN PIERCE Lancaster. My son Frank is at Randolph- Macon College, and John is a high school sophomore" ROGENE ELKINS Lasema of Bryn Mawr PA is on sabbatical from teaching Spanish language and literature at the Haverford School in Haverford PA. During the first sememster Rogene will travel to colleges and universities to study the creative use of technology in foreign-language class- rooms. She and her second son will spend the next semester traveling throughout Spain. KATHLEEN MADIGAN Muehlman teaches high school and enjoys gardening in Charleston WV. She is sorry to have missed her 30th reunion. VIRGINIA MASTERS Fleishman writes, "The last of my three children |ust graduat- ed from high school (Nathan is heading to Appalachian State this fall), so I am facing the 'empty nest.' Hope to spend more time in the North Carolina mountains ILinville area) with husband Henry and our four- legged family!" SUSAN OSBOURNE Symmonds of Brooklyn NY continues to work with emo- tionally disabled students for the Board of Education in New York City. DaughterTiana graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000 and received a master's of science in public policy management at the Heinz School in 2001. Daughter Enka graduated from college in Conrallis OR and is employed by Hewlett Packard. NINA REID Mack of St. Matthews SC reports: "Both our children are now in col- lege. My husband Francis and I moved to our family farnn last summer. We have a longer commute to work in Columbia but enjoy being surrounded by woods, fields, and ponds." KAREN SEARLE Snyder of Alexandria VA is a primary teacher for mentally retarded children in the Alexandria City public school system. Karen's daughter Rebecca is in graduate school at UVA, and son Brant is a junior at Georgetown University. Both chil- dren are on rowing teams. 1973 CARMEN HOLDEN McHaney of Little Rock .AR wntes, " My son Michael graduat- ed from Kenyon College in Ohio this spring, and son Holden just completed his freshman year at Westminster College in Missouri. I continue to work in the corpo- rate advertising department at Dillard's Department Stores. As a Little Rock cities commissioner, I have enjoyed visiting sis- ter cities in Taiwan and Italy over the past few months. Husband Jim has new hobby — fly fishing — while I continue trying to perfect my golf game and bridge." RUTH LUOMA Fenstermacher and hus- band Bill reside in Gloucester VA, where Ruth is a phamnacist at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and Bill is in the building business. The couple has two daughters: Ashley 28. and Katie, 17. Ashley is working on her doctorate in pharmacy administra- tion at the University of Maryland, and Katie is a high school senior who hopes to attend Mary Baldwin this fall. 1974 SALLY DILLARD Hauptfuhrer of Atlanta GA is president of the parent's association at her child's school. JAMIE HEWELL Odrezin of Birmingham AL writes, "I have a busy pediatric practice in Birmingham. I'm president of the med- ical staff at The Children's Hospital. My husband Greg loves teaching sixth-grade math, and my son Daniel is learning to drive! I would love to hear from Mary Baldwin friends! " SARAH HILL of Broadway VA received a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education May 26, 2002, and was the recipient of the Key Friends Award. Sarah holds a master of arts degree from UVA and is pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church. PATRICIA LACY of Corvallis OR is "happi- ly practicing law as one of three attorneys employed by the Associated Students of Oregon State University." Patricia also teaches parent education classes to divorc- ing parents with children under 18. MARY TEMPLE Somerville of Vienna VA is a partner with a financial services consult- ing firm. Daughter Emily is a freshman at Princeton University. 1976 SHIRLEY DOUGLASS of Richmond VA writes, "lama LTC chief nurse in the Virginia Air National Guard. We had a won- derful three-week vacation in Hawaii last March on four of the islands" ELEANOR "CHAD" GUBBINS Moore writes, "After 18 years on the p'airie I moved home to Chariotte NC. I'm so happy to be back on the East Coast close to family friends, the beach, and the mountains!" SHAWN KEYS Whitman moved with her family into a new home in Tulsa OK. Shawn says her property is 50 acres, and she can hear coyotes howling at night. The latest book by N I C O L S F O X ' 6 4 is Against the Machine: The Hidden Ltiddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives, published in November by Island Press. "Our relationship to tech- nology has become complex," writes Fox, "a mixture of adulation, dependency, frustration, and rage." In her book, she explores how notable thinkers and writers over the past 200 years have resisted or at least ques- tioned, sometimes with considerable public sympathy and support, presumed progress and its ever greater reliance on increasingly sophisticated machines, including computers. Fox, who lives in Bass Harbor, Maine, is also the author of Spoiled, about food-borne diseases, and It Was Probably Something Yon Ate. She has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist among other publications — and recently was the subject of a lengthy and prominent profile in The Washington Post. AGAINST UpMACHINE ^4- Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 CAROLYN "CARRIE" TIMMONS McCandlish '98 married Scott McCandlish May 4, 2riO:' in Charlnnesville VA Classmates shown in this I : ■ v- i ■. ■ :■.■., '"or KATHERINE "KATE" LANGLOIS Faraci, AMY BAILEY KRISTEN BENTZEN, MAYGAN LIPSCOMB Elliott, TRACEY WEST Stanton, CAROLINE WRIGHT, NANCY BOLLINGER, ERIN CHANDLER Thompson, HOLLY GREENWOOD Brock, SUSAN BOLUNGER, (front low, I toi) LARA BRADLEY Ballard, the bride, ar^d NATALIE CROSS KRISTEN BRYANT Gould '02 and Les Gould were married June 8, 2002, at VMI Mary Baldwin alumnae and students pictured are (I to n AMANDA SMITH '01 LAURIE DOUGLAS '03, JACLYN KITONIS Vaughan 02 ALESANDRA PRICE '02 SARAH LAYNE '02 th^ Iv d.;- KELLY BRYANT '01 DIONNA MCINTYRE '02 LUCIA "YOGI" ALMENDRAS 02 CARLISLE CONNELLY '04, and BETH FULTON '03 JENELLE LIVESAY Mick 02 : ■ . vin Mick of Coloiado Spnngs Cl ..-. ■ ..--ntpmher 21. 2002. in Nags Head NC P'.- ■.'- , imnae and students (back row, I to : HOLLY CURRY '03. JENNIFER WEST '02 ANNA HENLEY 02 AMELIA NUSBAUM'02 • < ; i- COURTNEY BLASIUS 02 HEATHER SMITH '03 LAURA LEMBKE '02 (SHdted tronl. t to M MARISOL EUCEDA '04 and RIAN MCMULLEN 01 VICTORIA "VICKIE" SIMONS of KingwoodTX attends seminary at Perkins School of Theology Vickie often thinks of "the gang" and remembers MBC fondly She says, "We will miss you. President Tyson ! " VALERIE "VAL" SUTTON Payne of Waynesboro VA is pursuing a master's in counseling at Eastern Mennonite University Valerie reports that her daugh- ters are doing very well. PAT TUGGLE Collins of Midlothian VA continues teaching at a local high school and college. Daughter Jennifer will gradu- ate from Shenandoah University in May and children Tom and Maggie are in high school LAURA WALL Phillips lives in Norfolk VA Son Walker is a graduate of the University ot Kansas, and daughter Bailey is a sopho- more at Virginia Wesleyan. 1977 BARBARA CARRICK Dumbaugh of Sarasota FL is the top-producing real estate agent for Michael Saunders and Company and has been a member of its President's Circle for the past two years Husband John is a Florida board-certified real estate attorney ELOISE CLYDE Chandler of Virginia Beach VA IS president of Vantage Consulting, an investment consultant firm in Virginia Beach Eloise has daughters Patsy 13, Caroline, 17, and Mimi, 19, a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX 1978 ANNE KRUTULIS Knopp of Staunton VA teaches blind students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. Son Michael has married, and oldest son Paul is in the Navy and served in Operation Enduring Freedom CARROLL MCCAUSLAND Amos is glad to be home" after moving from Midlothian to Lynchburg VA, where she lived when she attended Mary Baldwin Daughter Sallie, 19, IS a freshman at Lynchburg College, and daughter Mary Carter. 12. is in seventh grade at the middle school Carroll attended LAURIE SCOTT Bass and husband Travis of Roswell GA celebrated the birth of first grandchild Helen Edith "Edie" Bass June 17. 2002 Edie was born in Raleigh NC to their son Ed and his wife Lauren, Daughter Liz, also in Raleigh, is a junior at Meredith College 1979 LESLIE DORE Hogan of Alpharetta GA reports, "John and I visited the campus in July on our way up to New Jersey It was the first time I'd been there since gradua- tion, and I was impressed with all the changes! Staunton has changed as well' We're busy in Georgia. Eileen is a year- round swimmer, and Virginia plays soccer I play tennis whenever possible" NANCY RANDALL Mackey of Alpharetta GA IS excited that oldest daughter Daynes IS a freshman at the University of Georgia KELLEY REXROAD of Odessa FL is happy to be celebrating three years with Cardinal Health Inc . where she is vice president of human resources. Kelly recently trans- ferred within Cardinal Health to St. Petersburg FL. NANCY WILSON Kratzert and husband John are raising children Amanda, 12, and Jocelyn, 8, m Palmyra NY Nancy continues to enjoy being a stay-at-home mother and volunteers at school, church, and in her community. She is also a substitute teacher for nursery school through eighth grade 1980 MICHELLE BOULDIN of Stone Mountain GA has been named pnncipal at Community Education Partners After studying at Georgia State University and teaching kindergarten for five years. Michelle became an associate school psychologist and, in 1995, an assis- tant principal at an elementary school in Atlanta Since 1998 Michelle has held the position of coordinator for professional devel- opment and nontraditional programs in Atlanta, Go WILD at MBC tJiis summer. June 22-26, 2003 Rebalance that portfolio otherwise laiown as your life. Learn more. Go to www.mbc.edu/wild or contact Dudley Luck, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-804-784-2390. Mary Baldwin College IVIagazine • Winter 2003 D&ssrasiES. celteBiioisrig r =- --^zao^^'i-- : - ' ' - Jl!ime29.20O2.aE(6eci ■ :-i'-E- ',E 5. WMH Sl]HHBiSAU^:E:S " LAUnSV DYSON NJCO-E VA.- .£.=, .= . '.mrSmABDS SAfiAH WILSON aepper. anidi ami imnt mm/ii MARY " KBISTl' BLYER. SARAH VVILSON Clepper '99 mamed Brent Clepper September 14, 2002 Pictured are alumnae (front row, I to r) KRIST1 BLYER '99, TOTTY EDWARDS '99, the bnde, GRETA WINN '99, JENNIFER EDWARDS '99, TEHPANIE DAWSON '99, CHRISTIE GARDNER Basciano '98 (middle row I to r) EMILY GOETZ '99 CATHRYN "RYN" BRUCE '99 BROOKE HITE '99 SUMMER SAUNDERS Mniigan '99, CATHERINE BLACK Ogeltree '99, dacK ro'.v, i to n AJMEE FAVREAU '99, REBECCA STEVENS '99 AUDREY CATLETT '99 ano NICOLE NAPIER 99 CAROL'-"" D"" G e — -lOea cr- Uinr (lear^i __ InugedsasQ = to imske bUitllr- aut domiTe sa fer >= ir^fe II do rma hs/e "T ODTn thn nrnom r-r^ n~ ar-ii- i Caidne Sithatate ini shedl Irer Z2rdl ysi soil fri^nplV nricmt^d ti-sJLil<) DSuglrerErrl ^ DIANA MOOfiE Rasriek a* hhppv dll VA miicr- K:erntier T2, 002.1 MoT gstc>= Bib. D(-) LED abs me rth= laaisncs s s'i=ms LYMi TUGQ£ Qnaand w^ ^spaunt^ to Die rCABnsnitf 1- /nn hos ssned cS i^-i -r J rtivtiess' Uc 3Q s acr onesi aer-— — O Be- V (Jrliijsacnl Bll =nasor 1= Ij rd 1981 PAMHA TAM- POPE of Washingoon, DC IS a guiaance coianselar st Glem Fdrest BemeiTisn/ SehQOli irii f^lS CSutctT VA. Psrm vmAs witln CONSTANCE BaiAMY Chqjlock "87. mine teacftes fcindefgatteti- VAIHIC WBiGSP :' ^.r "^ ^::r-5 I Ejuiir petSfang •; " _;;' ;": :- ' ""a MKupiinSiwarc ■:'• "c :; a" ;■ ■ c; - tliie gsjioiranitent-fijnded Cnildren's Health tersiiirance l?toji"5innL" KATmSN WttXfflSON Magnan of hnstapher, 11. and 3 ben/ed as pansh hu ch in Short Kills a btvei years 1982 SUSAN eiGUSH a- Purta Garda FL =nil r=ad about my frBShman 1 lARGUBaTE HARRISON s trip M 5 homt 0^ n of Fortaleza B-5Gi trcMpnl^QO ssue of RCI Endless Vacation maoazine I m pract'cing art and lo> no thfr I tdt ch ldn=n n my Sunday sehaol, laSa LUCY CARTER FULTON SmMi, husbamd ^rkeondchldren Rjl on 13, Will, 11, and Men=dthfinne TQ m °a from Kar/ TX to Suits/ Enaland n May 'QOZ- Lucy Carter wn'es In Ka-y I sen ed aS PTA president -prtma fssis and htlptd open a ne/v ele- mentary '=choQl r I" n Ranch, vvest of hojsnr Mkeond 1 als helped start an / 'i S ("hnstian i-d adan program at th qhl njoyed my volun- e Pb nd look forward to 3atd n ih the expat communi- i a^^ here We are here for sraerali years on ssagnrnerrt w th Bmtjshi Petiraleum "' MBSifTT '1MARTS' HOONffi Seuss of Gras= /Jley C/-. n c« I nave bva beauti- ful sprs Douglas hooker 3, and Dane Wisan T M/hushondD jg and I love liv- ngv' th thtm n (^/abs iley CA. I am still the northern Cal m a "sdes rep for Hooker Fumture LAURA O'HEAR Chureh and husband Da>.d Po^ma MD ofcomed the birth af third son Gerret Conover Lent October IS, 2002- Gerret loins bnothers Chnstopher Mei'rs L^nt 7 and Franklin Quaries Lent 3. Classmate TRACYANN -TRACV THREE- FOOT co^ponsored a baby shower far Laura in September TH5ESA -TBafl" YOUNG Fort and hus- band Eddie of Hardy VA enioy eco-adventure travelfng with sans Evan, lA, and Stephen, 9. She wntes, "This summer we e;^plored western Oregon and Washington and retimed from a span: fishing e<peditian ttist stacked our fJEesr with, raahi OTahri" 198. MARGARET TOURTELLOT Stringfield of Chariotte MC wntes, " 1 have been mamed to my husband Jimmy for 13 years. We have two k]ds:Tnpp, 15, and Wesley, 13.. li own my own business in Chariotte, spe- cializing in digital photography and computer graphics for the residential' real estate industn/.' 1984 ELIZABETH DRAKE Cope lives m Chesapeake VA with husband Charlie and their two bays, Bntt. A, and William, 2. Elizabeth is a stay-at-home mother and has been active in dag rescue over the past six years. "We share our home with many res- cued dogs, a few cats and rabbits, and of course, our turtle, Mr. Magoo. Mr Magoo would like all of his aid MBC friends to know that he is alive and well, and recently celebrated his 3 1st birthday!" SAUNDRA EARECKSON Seifert of San Angelo T^< wntes, "Our 5-</ear-ald son Logan died in an accident January 16, 2QQ2- Leif 3, and Leah, A, help to keep.' him alive in our hearts." DEIDRE FLEMING Dougheitrwiiites, "Our family moved to Bellevue (Seattle) WA and loves it The mountains, Puget Sound, and the city are beautiful. Plus, so much to see and do!" PAMELA LBGH Anderson af Jefferson GA writes that after nine years in California, she moved back to Georgia one yearaga.. Pamela has daughters Morgan, 7, and Madison, 2. USA MCKE^Q]E MJDican is busy as a stay- at-home mom in Winston-Salem NC with giris Mckenae, 3, Evan, 6, and Reagan, 2. She wntes, "lam involved as a valunteer in church, th© community, and the giris' school. jQlnn and I' have been, raaraed' 13 years!" ROBIN NEWCOMB Lenno and husband Enck of Spnngfield VA are enjoying new son Peter Akhurst bam. Decembers. 2001', ana daughter (Leslie, Z 1985 SARAH PARET Thomas and husband William of Mdlothian VA celebrated the birth of third child Nathan Louis July 30, 20Q0. Nathan joins siblings Warner and Mattie. Sarah writes, " I am in my seventh year of business at M PR Consulting, a pub- lic relations and advertising finrn. We specialize in medical public relations, but clients include the State of Virginia, Richmond Chamber af Commerce, and several private physician groups. We stay busy by leading a scout tiT:op, teaching Sunday School, and coaching hockey." 1986 AMY BRIDGE of Richmond VA was appointed by Virginia Governor Marie R- Warner as director of the Executive Mansion, the official resi- dence of Virginia govemors since 1813. Amy supervised fund raising, mariceting, and public relations at the Valentine Richmond Histon/ Center and ser^/ed as Richmond director of the Virginia Opera. JULIE ELLSWORTH Cox is vice president of philanthropy forSheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore MD, where she and husband William reside. Julie is responsi- ble far all development activities, including the annual fand, major gifts donor program and a capital campaign io raise funds for a new hospital building. Before joining Sheppard Pratt she was director of leader- ship gifts for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural Histon/. CINDY MITCHELL DeKeyrel and husband JOe, VMl '36, moved from tine desert of southern Califomia to Oviedo FL near Oriando. While in Califomia, she received a master's in teaching and spent five years teaching kindergarten primanly. Cindy and Joe have tv/o daughters, Ashton and Charioflie. "Ashton, who was named for a i^varite MBC professor Dr Ashton Tnce, is a sophomore in high school and already looking at colleges! Can 1 possibly be that old?" Mtety Haiyvvfn Oallte^ Magazine • W'Inter 2003 MICHELE SCHALOW Clements and hus- band Bernard of Mechanicsville VA announce the birth of daughter Caroline Stone Decennber 11, 2001. Son Carter is 6. 1987 KERRI COSTIGAN Beckert moved to Baumholder Germany, on the French and Luxembourg border, this past summer. Kerri is a part-time freelance writer and full-time mother to Katharine and Emma Jane. She and husband Chris celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary and are enyoying travel to Luxembourg, France, Bavaria, and Italy. They hope to spend time in Sweden and Norway next sum- mer. LOUISE "LOU" HALL Bloxom and hus- band Robert of Parksley VA welcomed the birth of son Brantley "Brant" Edward August 14, 2002. Brant |Oins older sisters Blaire, 11, and Madison, 8. SHANNON PASHAL Brvan of Bryan TX announces the birth of daughter Sydney Elizabeth July 1 1 . 2001 Sydney loins son Luke, 4 Husband Joel is finishing a Ph.D. in curnculum and instruction at Texas A&M University. Shannon writes. "I have been blessed to be able to stay at home with our children and do volunteer work through our church teaching English to Texas A&M foreign students' wives." Shannon would love to hear from anyone in her class 1988 MALLORY COPELAND Kahler and hus band Rich of Portsmouth VA celebrated the birth of second child Mary Pembroke March 29, 2002 Mary was welcomed home by big brother Hunter, 3 CHRISTINE DENFELD Berry of South Riding VA writes, "I have three girls: Rachel, 9, Megan, 6; and Katie, 5. 1 am very busy with soccer, swim team, piano, dance and school activities." ELIZABETH PEABODY Staas and husband Andrew of Richmond VA are happy to announce the birth of "lovely daughter" Olivia Hayes October 4, 2002 Elizabeth is regional sales director for Total eMed. RACHEL STOUCH Crow of SchertzTX works for Texas Wings, a chanty providing breast cancer treatment for uninsured and underinsured women ANNE HESS Mamon of Fredericksburg VA celebrated the birth of second daughter Lilly Jane March 18, 2002. Lilly |Oins big sister Grace, 3. 1989 RITA ALVIS Ernst of San Francisco CA is happy to announce a new addition to her family "Natalie Rene Ernst was born July 13, 2002 She is our first child Proud daddy Dave, is doing well and so am I I'm still working for Gap Inc and was |ust pro- moted to senior director of human resources" KATHERINE GALLING Aleshevich of FishersvilleVA celebrated the first birthday of daughter Abigail Grant November 23, 2002. 990 The University of Virginia Press has pubhshed RlTcc Man: The Rise and Fall of the "Fighting Editor" John Mitchell ]r. by Ann Field Alexander '66, professor of history and director of Mary Baldwin's regional center in Roanoke, Virginia. The book is about an African American who edited and published the Richmond Planet newspaper in Virginia's capital for nearly half a centu- Race Man ■■PlfrmiTB E«ll., ry. He also crusaded against lynching, protested segregation, campaigned for new schools, held public office, and founded a bank. Mitchell, born to slave parents in 1863, died in 1929. In the preface of the biography, Alexander writes that she found Mitchell "oddly contemporary" when she started learning about him while doing graduate work at Duke University in the late 1960s. She wrote her doctoral dissertation about him. Alexander helped raise a family and pursued other interests, she writes, before re-entering academia as a member of the Mary Baldwin faculty a decade ago. "The joke in my family is that 1 have worked on this project for as long as John Mitchell edited the Planet." MELISSA WOODS of Charlotte NC is owner of Menu by Melissa, a company that provides customers with menu plan- ning, grocery shopping, and in-home chef service. Melissa was a finalist for the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Rising Star Award in 2001 and won the 2002 NAWBO Membership Award. 1991 COLLIER ANDRESS Smith and husband Fant of MurfreesboroTN announce the birth of son Weston "Fant" May 2, 2002 Collier writes, "He is adored by his sister Sally, who is 17 months his senior." ROBIN RAY Coll and husband Patrick of Valley Lee MD announce the birth of first child Rory Mason September 2, 2002. Robin writes, "My husband, Patnck, is over the moon!" TINA SANTORO Ward writes "I ulti- mately graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of individual- ized studies degree in legal studies and criminal behavior I also have a degree in paralegal studies and am a senior parale- gal in the office of general counsel for Washington Gas Light Company My hus- band Michael and I have been married for SIX years and live in Alexandria VA I miss my friends from Mary Baldwin, and I would love to hear from my fellow class- mates to rekindle those friendships." KATHERINE SMITH of Durham NC took voluntary leave of absence from her career in consumer marketing manage- ment at Delta Air Lines to pursue an MBA at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University Kathenne plans to graduate in 2004 and return to marketing LANE TYREE Mueller and husband Chris are en|oying a new home "in a beautiful waterfront neighborhood" in Virginia Beach VA Lane continues to work for Ortho-McNeil in the Tidewater area, while Chris's podiatry practice keeps him busy "However, with the death of MILDRED "MILLI" RAYNOR '93, there is a large emptiness" Lane now volunteers for the Susan G Komen Foundation in honor of Milli, and encourages everyone to fight breast cancer, " Even if all you do is pur- chase the breast cancer stamps, it helps Milli's light is far too bright to ever be completely extinguished, but she will be forever missed" 1992 SHARON BEE Cheng married Dean Cheng in Fairfax VA April 6, 2002 Mary Baldwin friends in attendance included JENNIFER SEAY '94 DAMARIS CHRIS- TENSEN '90 DIANA BALLARD '91 CATHERINE EVANS '93 LISA LOREN- ZIN '93, ALISON SMITH Mocko '93 and classmate SARAH CLATTERBUCK Both Sharon and Dean are "policy geeks" for the federal government and live in Vienna VA KIMBERLY BRINKLEY Thompson and hus- band Glenn of SmithfieldVA announce the birth of daughter Emma Graves May 6, 2002. Emma joins older sister Olivia. DEBRA FEIGIN Sukin of Houston TX has a son Jacob, 1 BARBARA "BABS" HOERLE Zuhowski of Virginia Beach VA wntes, "I'm a full-time 'home engineer' and our daughter Megan, 5, keeps me active! " Husband John is com- manding the USS Shamal. "My duties as captain's wife are endless but rewarding! " Babs keeps busy as an elder at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Princess Anne, STEPHANIE LEFTWICH-Needham and hus- band Kenneth moved from San Diego CAto Willow Grove PA "I'm looking forward to having seasons again, but I have a feeling I'll miss San Diego in the summer." Stephanie teaches English at Ursinus College and Pennsylvania State University in Abington ANN PENDLETON Kincer of Douglasville GA wntes "I am currently working for Sylvan Learning Center as well as tutoring privately Mark and I recently bought a new house We and our two dogs are enjoying the Atlanta area" GABRIELA PEREZ-PANGBORN Foster writes, "I am so sorry that I had to miss the reunion! In November 2001 , Paul and I final- ly made it back to San Diego after a 15-year absence It is nice to be home and to be able to raise Sean (now 4i| m Southern California Paul is back in school earning an IT degree. I am the director of a home care agency Sean began kindergarten in Septemberi " ALISON SHIPREK Kemper and Hamilton Kemper, Randolph-Macon College '88, wed April 6, 2002, at Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville KY, and honey- mooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Mary Baldwin classmates in attendance were matron of honor JULIE ADAMS Ranson, bnieSM , 111 SARA ROBERTS Metersky, and gi . ■ ALICE WASHINGTON and JUUE BIRMINGHAM T',c- -.»;|..ie live in Louisville, where Alison works as assistant manager at Talbot's and Hamilton is general manager at Anixter JULIA SHUGART Crist and husband Jeff of Lyndhurst VA adopted son Joseph Patton from Seoul, Korea, November 28, 2001. "He was 5 months old when we got him and he IS a |0v" The family celebrated Joseph's first birthday June 20, 2002 DEBRA "DEBBY" WASS Brauch and hus- band Tim of Hunker PA celebrated the birth of daughter Sara Elizabeth August 2, 2002. Sara was welcomed home by big brother Ryan, 5. 1993 REBEKAH CONN Foster is the tennis and fitness club manager for The Greenbner in White Sulphur Springs WV Rebekah, hus- band John, and daughter Georgia Anne, 1, live in LewisburgWV Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 ANNE HANSON :• .euport Beach CA met ANGELA EDWARDS '92 at the Los Ange e; -.?"•;• r Hollywood Underground Film Festival in May 2002. "A funny music documentary called 'Manchild Unmasked' edited by Angela was being shown." LHGH ANIME KL0T7BERGER Ring of Richmond VA writes: "My husband Jim is still working full-time for the Virginia Army National Guard. Our daughter Caroline, 3, is loving preschool. Looking forward to hearing about plans for my 10-year reunion in May" EMILY OEHLER married John Murdoch, W&L '89. September 28. 2002. in First Presbyterian Ch'j'c^ ■" Ha'^rto'i \'.A, CHRISTY ANDREWS Walls '93 ,vas matron of hone = :: JOLYN CRIM Nichols '94 and AMY BURROUGHS Ikerd '93 were bndesmaids. MBC "little sister" BEV- ERLY WILSON Perrow '94 attended Emily started a new job as communica- tions manager for the Society of Interventional Radiology after returning from her honeymoon in Greece. Emily and John reside in Alexandria VA. LAURA "BETH" PALK Hooper and hus- ■ band John moved from McKinneyTX to Franklin TN in September. John works in the music industry in Nashville while Beth cares for daughters Callaway and Abbey. She is looking forward to her 10th class reunion in May. SHARON SCOTT of Mechanicsville VA became engaged on Valentine's Day 2002 to Ozan Gurun. The couple plans to wed in 2004. 1994 BETTY "KATHERINE" BIERNOT of Radford VA u'as invited to exhibit her artwork in the Biennale Internazionale Dell' Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. December 6-14, 2003. Artists par- ticipating in the prestigious, high-profile event are selected on the merit of their works, with no preferences as to style, theme, or artistic movement. MELANIE BRASHEAR Salisbury of Louisville KY reports. "I am working for Extendicare Health Services as the recruitment manager for Kentucky and Indiana." MICHELE CARGAIN O'Connell writes. "Ryan and I are enjoying spending time with our son. Evan, born May 30, 2002. We take hikes and trips with him. He's the lightof our lives!" KATHRYN "KATE" DEJARNETTE Clary of Palmyra PA reports, "We were in Richmond last spring to baptize our sec- ond son Turner Ashby Clary, born December 27. 2001. Turner's godmother is classmate CAROLYN CHISMER Cloninger. She and her daughter Hayes are great. We really enjoyed spending time with them." All-MBC Wedding Believed a First In what is thought to be the first marriage of Mary Baldwin graduates, Catarina Monge has wed Mark Craft. Both earned degrees in 2000. "We met through a mutual acquaintance during fall semester 1997," said Monge. The ceremony last summer was in a linle village in Portugal, Monge's native country. They were joined by family and friends, including Baldwin graduates Erin Camden '00, Amy Mitchell Howard '00, Kim Reilly '99 and Stephanie Folmar '00. Craft's mother is director of development research and records at Mary Baldwin. Monge, who majored in psychology, and Craft, who studied business administration and computer science through the Adult Degree Program, live in Reston in northern Virginia. Craft works as a network administrator at a The Dewberry Companies, one of the country's largest engineering and architecture firms, based in Fairfax. Monge recently earned a master's degree in counsel- ing from George Washington University' and is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology through Argosy University. A JENNIFER EAVEY Oprison relocated to Vermont for one year while husband Christopher clerks for a judge at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Burlington. "I'm a stay-home-mommie with twin boys. Charlie and J.R, 3. and Emma Grace, 9 months. We are adjusting from the Dallas heat to the Vermont cold." LORl ESCH Ritchie of Front Royal VA has "two beautiful daughters." Mary Helen. 5. and Sarah. 2. Husband Michael is sergeant for the Winchester Police Department and is serving as SSGT in the US Marine Corps for Operation Enduring Freedom. Lori writes. "I would love to hear from class- mates and find out how they are." ALUSON HURLEY Predecki and husband Dan moved from Decatur GA to Shippensburg PA. where Allison is an assis- tant professor of chemistry at Shippensburg University. ALLISON LYNN of Norfolk VA reports. "I graduated in May 2002 from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk with a master of physician assistant degree. I am now working as a physician's assistant for NowCare Physicians, studying for state boards, and enjoying time with family and friends." JENNIFER POLLITT Hill of Washington DC is executive director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault Inc. in Arnold MD. GERRI WHITTAKER TTmmons and hus- band John moved from Morris Plains NJ to Owensboro KY in July. Gerri is a stay-at- home mother to Kendall. 6, and Alexis. 4. She was delighted to have her "senior roomie " TOMAKO ASANO. exchange stu- dent from Kyoto, visit with her family this past spring. 1995 CARLA CUSTIS Russell and John Kenneth "Ken" Russell 11 of Midlothian VA were mar- ried September 7 2002, beachside at Sunset Beach Resort on the Eastem Shore of Virginia. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in West Palm Beach FL. Caria is an organiza- tional performance consultant atTrigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Ken is a medical sup- ply sales representative for DeRoyal Inc. LISA DOERING of Orlando FL earned a master's degree in human resource man- agement from Rollins College in Winter Park FL in May 2002. She specialized in organizational development as well as recruitment, retention, and selection. Lisa is a senior research specialist and techni- cal recmiter for Science Applications International Corp., the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineer- ing firm. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Central Florida Human Resources Association. ANNE SCOTT Carter writes, "My hus- band David and I recently moved to Troy OH for him to pursue a law degree at the University of Dayton. 1 finished my mas- ter's in education in eariy childhood special education at Virginia Commonwealth this past May, and will be teaching a mainstreamed (half with dis- abilities and half without) preschool class in Troy this school year 1 am very excited, and we love the Troy area! " I ti MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE ALUMNAE/I LEADER SHIT CONFERENCE APRIL 4-5, 2003 www.mbc.edu/alumnae/alc 1 Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Denise Hayes '99 Named Top Volunteer DeniSE Hayes '99 has been honored by the Virginia Commission on Volunteerism and Governor Mark R. Warner as the commonwealth's outstanding volunteer for 2002. Hayes was recognized for her hundreds of hours of service, much of it at Douthat State Park in western Virginia and for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Notable events and environmental education are specialties of the biology major, who credits family and faculty for encouraging her to con- tribute her time and knowledge. Hayes is central activities director at The Homestead, the historic hotel and resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. She said Eric Jones, associate professor of biology, and other instructors at Mary Baldwin stressed the importance of giving "my time for the things I believe in. I feel that it is important to take care of our natural resources and pre- serve them for future generations." Hayes and a dozen other notable volunteers from around Virginia were feted at the annual Governor's Community Service and Volunteerism Awards reception in November. Douthat State Park had a reception for her in December. HALLIE TRIMMER Gibbs of Birmingham AL IS happv to report, "On September 18. 2002. my husband Al and I had our third child. His name is Strother Wade Gibbs. Strother was welcomed home by sisters Alden, 4, and Rae Evelyn, 2" LEE CARREN WARD Mather and husband Jim moved from Charlottesville VA to Houston TX in July 2000 The couple cele- brated the birth of first child Ezekiel "Zeke" Chambers March 21, 2002 Lee Carren writes, "I would love to hear from the girls," JENNIFER WILKINSON Taylor married John D Taylor June 23, 2002, at Stonehenge Country Club in Richmond VA After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple returned home to Powhatan VA. HYE-JIN YOON of Cherry Hill NJ writes, "Hello everyone! Someday I hope to meet the entire class of '95 and faculty mem- bers. I am working for Samsung Technology as an international sales coordi- nator" JUUE YOUNG Bayly of Williamsburg VA announces, "On August 17 2002, 1 married Duane Allen Bayly Also in August, I changed |obs and am the administrator for Riverside Convalescent Center-Saluda. KATHRYN SHIPLETT Smith '96 took my old |0b as assistant administrator for Patriots Colony at Williamsburg" 1996 TAMARA AVIS Smith and husband Jason, VMI '96, of Wilmington NC are doing well and would love to hear from fel- low MBC alums in the area. Both are attorneys — Tamara focusing on domestic and family law and Jason on estate and corporate ta- ci o' ■ ■~- v-'eportson classmates JENNIFER KELSAY AMY LYNN, and TARA ANDERSON Thompson "Jennifer and Amy are both doing great, with Amy in her final stages of graduate studies in Atlanta. Tara and her beautiful family broke ground on a new house in Maryland" RANDALL "RANDY" HORNE Cullen and husband Matthew Hurd Cullen of New York City were married in Richmond VA November 16, 2002 YUKA KAJI Claboine of Commerce Township Ml works as a Japanese teacher with companies such as Nissan, Chrysler, and Ford. "I really en|oy teaching people," she wntes, ALLISON KELLY of Spartanburg SC received a master of arts in Chnstian edu- cation from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education May 26, 2002. Allison is director of Christian education atTyger River Presbyterian Church in Moore SC. KIMBERLY LOCKHART of Staunton VA writes, "I am the administrator of Outlook Pointe, a 57-suite assisted-living communi- ty in Harrisonburg VA" JULIA "JUUE" RENN Maurer of Rockaway NJ married Adam Matthew Maurer May 18, 2002, at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Julie is special events coordinator for St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Foundation in Paterson NJ Adam, VMI '95, IS a pnncipal network engineer for the advanced information systems unit of defense contractor General Dynamics in Whippany NJ. JOANNA VICKERY Herath of Raleigh NC IS practice administrator for Blue Ridge Family Physicians PLLC, where she assists with divestiture from hospital owned to pri- vate practice 1997 WENDY BARNES McEntee of GermantownTN graduated from the University of Memphis in 2000 with an MBA in marketing and finance. She writes, "Since then, I've been working in group benefits for a brokerage firm in Memphis My husband, Colin Owen McEntee, and I were married March 10, 2001, and couldn't be happieri" VIRGINIA "GINGER" BERRY James writes, "My husband Clayton and I moved to Gloucester VA for him to join AG, Edwards & Sons as a financial consultant We moved in July after I gave birth to my son Drake in late Apnl, Still staying at home with Kathryn, 4, and Drake." MARY BROWN BROUGHTON Leachman n-a- - : ' ■ ""i Leachman July 20, 200; -= ;.. : '- s" in the vveddino party were MARGARET BROUGHTON '99, KATHRYN "KATE" WOODSON Dumont '97 MARY CATHERINE MANN '97 ANNA LORING WITT '96, and LAURA "ALEXANDER" HAMILTON Laurent '96 The coupie live in Ashland VA and love being honeymoonersi DARIA "KATY" CARON of Catlett VA was hired as tapes selection librarian at CNN's Washington DC bureau ALISA KAYURAPUN Christman of Charleston SC is completing a specialty residency in primary care pharmacy prac- tice at the Medical University of South Carolina MARY "BETH" SILVERMAN of Gainsville FL reports, "I spent the summer doing ecosystem ecology work in Fairbanks AK and on the North Slope 1 am pursuing my Ph D in ecosystem ecology through the botany department at the University of Flonda I enpyed visiting with classmates and being back on campus for our fifth reunion last May!" JENNIFER "JENNA" SMITH of Harrisonburg VA is working in the develop- ment office at Massanetta Spnngs, a Presbyterian camp and conference center, "I'm using all my 'Campus Comments' experience to edit and design Massanetta's quarteriy newsletter and doing lots of volunteer work with my church. First Presbyterian, and with the Harrisonburg Junior Woman's Club, Life is busy but rich" Jenna says Reunion '02 was fabulous and hopes to see even bet- ter attendence for her tenth. She spent Memorial Day with ANNE WAGNER '98 and looks forward to reconnecting with more MBC friends NATASHA TERRY-Cerritos completed the first phase of the Rhema Bible Program in her hometown of Tulsa OK. JENNIFER WALKER of Richmond VA is a marketing coordinator with Performance Food Group MINDY WYTTENBACH Lindsey of Charles City VA wed A. Lee Lindsey, a 1997 graduate of Duke University, August 3, 2002, in Chester VA. Bridesmaids " :der! :'a?^"-a-°= SUZANNA FIELDS, JENNIFER WALKER LEIGH ANN MAN- NING Atkins 11 KATHRYN DAY MBC o.iesTs in attendance were ANNE KEN- NAN '95. and 1997 classmates FRANCESCA RUSK REBECCA JACK- SON Tucker and KARI BAGDASARIAN 1998 EMILY BARRA graduated in May 2002 with a master of arts in computational and applied mathematics from Rice University. Emily works at the University of Houston as a statistics analyst and teaches a finite math class She en|oys singing with the Houston Symphony Chorus. JAMIE CAMP of Baltimore MD announces, "I will be completing my mas- ter of science in communications management in May 2003 fromTowson University." Mary Poulin '02 Awarded Grant To Present Research Mary Poulin "02, a psychology major in Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program, won a National Science Foundation travel grant to present her senior project results at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting last June. Working with Rachael O'Connell '02 and Louise Freeman, assistant professor of psychology, Poulin researched potential connections bet\veen testosterone levels — as indicated in relative finger lengths or "digit ratios" — and the ability to remember photographs. Male and female college students, including those at Mary Baldwin, took part in the experiment. Poulin hopes to earn a Ph.D. in psychology and to work with leading scientists conducting research similar to hers. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 JESSICA CHARLES Copenhaver of Leesburg VA is a foreign policy ana- lyst for Scientific Applications International Corporation in McLean VA. Her work involves writing books for the Army about developing democracies in Europe and Africa. VICTORIA FREELAND Rayburn wntes, "We moved to Germany! My husband Steven is teaching for the Department of Defense Dependents' Schools. I'm still happily staying at home with our daugh- ter Madeline. 2, and working on computer graphics and photo editing in my spare time. We live in a tiny town called Korbon in southwest Germany." ERIN GRUMBACH of Laurel MD writes, "I recently opened my new office, Kee Concepts, in Laurel MD. Busy, busy, busy! Even better, recently got engaged to Lenny Loving, and we are anticipating a May wedding. I would love to hear from any MBC grads I've lost touch with." LATESHA HOOKER Adkins and husband Nicholas of Richmond VA announce the birth of daughter Britney Nichole September 30, 2002. She was welcomed by big brother Branden James, 2. Latesha works as a juvenile probation officer in Henrico County and is pursuing a mas- ter's in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. , .The time, ^npe... HOMECOMING-^ May 16-18, 2003 The Grafton Society Classes of 1943 ° 1948 --^ 1953 « 1958 «> 1963 o 1968 1973 -- 1978 ^ 1983 ; 1988 ^ 1993 ^ 1998 For more information, contact the Alumnae/i Office at 1-800-763-7359 or email@example.com. HAVEN LECLER of New Orleans LA was promoted to assistant vice president with Whitney National Bank in New Orleans. MAYGAN UPSCOMB Elliott and husband Dwayne of Goochland VA welcomed the birth of Ryan Winston, a "healthy bouncing baby boy," May 13, 2002. "He is growing very fast and doing fine." Maygan was pro- moted to strategic compliance coordinator for Wyeth Consumer Healthcare in Richmond VA. CHARISSA STOUFFER lives in Leesburg VA where she works in marketing for an assisted-living facility. CAROLYN "CARRIE" -niVIIVIONS McCandlish married Scott McCandlish May 4, 2002, in Charlottesville VA. The couple resides in Blacksburg VA, where Can'ie works in the personnel department for Virginia Tech. ANNE WAGNER of Front Royal VA was pro- moted in May 2002 from assistant editor to deputy managing editor of NationaUournal.com in Washington DC. TENEA WATSON of Rochester NY received a master's of science in toxicology from the University of Rochester, TRACEY WEST Stanton and Chris Stanton were marned April 6, 2002, in Lynchburg VA. MBC friends in attendance were '98 class- mates AMY BAILEY, MAYGAN LIPSCOMB Elliott, KRISTEN BENTZEN, ERIN CHANDLER Thompson, NANCY BOLUNGER, CAROLYN "CARRIE" TIM- MONS McCandlish, ANGELA "ANGIE" AMOS Rowe. SUSAN BOLLINGER, KATHERINE "KATE" LANGLOIS Faraci, ANNIE ANDREWS Minix, and DIANE "SHELLEY" KELSAY.Tracey and Chris live in Richmond VA. 1999 JENNIFER ATKINS Unz of Virginia Beach VA works at Granby High School in Norfolk. ARIELLE COHEN completed a year in AmericorpsA'ISTA in July 2002, and was admitted to New York University School of Law with a dean's fellowship to cover two- thirds tuition. Arielle's mother Naomi Cohen writes: "In addition, Arielle was accepted at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, to pursue a master's in public policy while jointly obtaining a law degree. She began her studies in August 2002." Anelle stays in touch with classmate KELLY MANN and MARISA DEBOWSKY '00. Anelle and Kelly met for a week of travel in Israel in April 2002. TORSKI DOBSON-Amold of Mechanicsville VA writes, " I was married August 11 , 2001 . to a wonderful man by the name of Ronald Arnold Sr. From this union, I have acquired two beautiful stepchildren, Ronald Jr., 11, and Roneisha Kapri, 9"Torski is working on a master's of science in human resources at Troy State University in Troy AL. TOTTY EDWARDS is an interior designer and proiect manager for Gwaltney Fleming Inc. in Richmond VA, where she resides. Totty passed the interior design certification exam in April 2002 and is working on earn- ing her title as a certified interior designer. PAULA EVANS Pilgrim married Marine Captain Wes Pilgnm June 28, 2002, in Iwakuni Japan. Paula is a second-grade teacher with the Department of Defense, and Wes is a fighter pilot. TIFFANY MARTIN of Indianapolis IN is a research assistant at Indiana University, working on her master's in applied sociology. She presented a paper at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in August 2002. MEUSSA MCMANAMA moved from Winston-Salem NC to Johnson CityTN to be director of wellness at East Tennessee State University. Melissa is responsible for design- ing and implementing a wellness program for the faculty, staff, and students as well as the surrounding community. She plans to continue to work on her Ph.D. PAMELA "PAM" OWENS Rohrer and hus- band Aaron of Newman GA celebrated the birth of son Gabriel Daylor September 15, 2002. Gabriel was welcomed home by big brothers Isaac and Noah, "who are very proud of their baby brother." Pam writes, " Mom IS hanging in there. Three boys. Need I say more?" ANGELA READE Eustler and husband Randy Eustler were married July 6, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro VA, and took a Caribbean cnjise. Angela is employed by Waynesboro city schools as a fifth-grade teacher and Randy is a shift supervisor at Nova Plastics Recycling LLC. JENNIFER VERGNE of Alexandria VA passed the Virginia Bar exam and was sworn in November 28, 2002. After graduating from Many Baldwin, as part of the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership, Jennifer went to Catholic University law school. SARAH WILSON Clepper married Brent Clepper September 14, 2002. The couple is living in Richmond VA, where Sarah works for Wachovia Securities as a marketing man- ager. Attending the wedding were MBC classmates KRISTI BLYER, TOTTY EDWARDS, GRETA WINN, JENNIFER EDWARDS, TEPHANIE DAWSON, EMILY GOETZ, CATHRYN "RYN" BRUCE, BROOKE HITE, SUMMER SAUNDERS Milligan, CATHERINE BLACK Ogeltree, AIMEE FAVREAU, REBECCA STEVENS, AUDREY CATLETT, NICOLE NAPIER, and CHRISTIE GARDNER Basciano '98 2000 MARISA DEBOWSKY of South Burlington VT received her master's from the University of Vermont and began a Ph.D. program in mathematics at UVM last fall. ASHLEY GORDON Bradley and Gary Ellis Bradley both of Waynesboro VA. were mar- ried July 4, 2002, at Fishersville United Methodist Church. Ashley is self-employed as an authorized dealer of promotional prod- ucts for Kaeser and Blair Inc., and Gary is an independent contractor for Fed-Ex Ground as well as a National Guard reservist whose unit was called for active duty in July The couple plans to have a formal renewal of vows when Gary returns from active duty. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 MARY HUSTON of Savannah GA is mar- keting manager forThe Savannah Symphony Orchestra. BRENNA KELLY of Norfolk VA and class- mate JAMIE CROSS are on the USS BARRY (DDG-52) Brenna writes, "We are in the George Washington Battle Group. BARRY will be meeting up with the rest of the George Washington Battle Group in the Persian Gulf. I am the communications and public affairs officer and recently earned the privilege to wear the surface warfare officer's pin, a big deal for an ensign" CRYSTAL MARSHALL Scheulen married Stephen Andreas Scheulen September 23, 2001, and is a French teacher at Sherando High School in Stephens CityVA TAMARA SCARAMOZZI recently complet- ed two months of training exercises and humanitarian missions in the east African nation of Djibouti while assigned to the guid- ed missile cruiser USS Hue City, which is based in Mayport FL Sailors fromTamara's unit participated in Exercise Djibouti MEUEX 02. which included aviation, amphibious assault, and live-fire and maneuver training. Volunteers from the unit conducted engi- neering, medical and dental projects, and delivered school supplies donated by US citizens. ERIN TABSCOTT Staebell of Staunton VA is marketing director for ShenanArls in Staunton. 2002 2001 JOY HULL moved to Fort Worth TX from Washington DC, where she worked "on The Hill" for the American Association of Political Consultants. Joy is now employed by The Tyson Organization as a phone pro- gram consultant for political campaigns across the country. She consults with clients in Flonda, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Louisiana. TRACY JONES of Richmond VA is a fifth- grade teacher for Henrico County Schools ELIZABETH MCELHINNY writes, "I am now at UNC Chapel Hill working on my master of social work in clinical social work with children and families." ELIZABETH "BETH" PLEWES McKee and 1 St Lt. Matthew J McKee, VMI '00, were married July 6, 2002 The two reside in Evans Mills NY Elizabeth is a student at Syracuse University College of Law. ELIZABETH SCHROEDER Craig married Frederick Nash Harrison Craig July 13, 2002, in Richmond VA, where they live ELIZABETH ADAMSON Orgain '00 served as a bridesmaid Frederick is a graduate of Flagler College and is co- owner of Hedley's Market. AMANDA SMITH of Lexington VA reports. "I am employed in an elementary school here in Lexington as an aide for special education while looking for a full- time teaching career." KRISTIN BRYANT Gould of Lexington VA and Les Gould, VMI '99, were married June 8, 2002, at VMI Mary Baldwin friends in attendance included classmate and brides- maid SARAH LAYNE, maid of honor KELLY BRYANT '01, classmates JACLYN KITONIS ALESANDRA PRICE DIONNA MCINTYRE YOGI ALMENDRAS AMAN- DA SMITH 01 BETH FULTON 03 LAURIE DOUGLAS '03, and CARLISLE CONNELLY 04 JUUE HAISLIP of Palmyra VA reports, "I |ust got a |ob in an elementary school in my hometown teaching kindergarten It's the exact school that I've always wanted to work in, doing exactly what I've always wanted to do. I was working on my stu- dent teaching when I was able to go right into the same classroom, as my supervis- ing teacher took another position in the school It was a great shock and surprise when it all came together! I've somehow accomplished my dream. I've also been able to move into my own house with my puppy." WINDSOR HALL of Spotsylvania VA writes, "I am working with Stafford County schools teaching third grade It has been the best experience I hope everyone is doing well!" COURTNEY LEARD of Joppa MD writes, "Hey, all! I am working for DC public schools teaching first grade and loving it! I'm doing |ust what I wanted, teaching |ust the students I wanted It is such a chal- lenge but the most rewarding thing everi All my MBC sisters are in my thoughts and heart daily I wish you all well! " JENELLE LIVESAY Mick and Kevin Mick of Colorado Springs CO were marned September 21 , 2002, in Nags Head NC Attending the wedding were classmates JENNIFER WEST, ANNA HENLEY, AMELIA NUSBAUM COURTNEY BLASIUS 11 I LAURA LEMBKE Also attend rci .."'- RIAN MCMULLEN '01 and MBC sti>l-r,t;. HOLLY CURRY '03 HEATHER SMITH 03 inrl MARISOL EUCEDA 04 MOLLY MAHONEY of Goochland VA is a first-year nursing student at Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing. "I will gradu- ate in 2005 and will be a registered nurse" KELLY MIZER Cash and Beniamin Walker Cash were mamed June 22, 2002, at Fishersvilie Baptist Church in Fishersville VA Classmates in attendance included maid of honor MELISSA WRIGHT and bridesmaid SARA TRUSLOW Kelly is employed by Augusta Medical Center, and Benjamin works for Shenandoah Valley Electnc The couple resides in Fishersville VA EMILY SHADD of Norfolk VA is working as a legal assistant for the Law Office of Gary C Byler in Virginia Beach VA AMY WARREN Gabor married Nathan Edward Gabor August 10, 2002, at Virginia Military Institute The reception was at VMI's Moody Hall After a honeymoon in the eastern Canbbean, the couple made their home in Staunton VA. Amy is employed by the Staunton Circuit Court Clerk's office ADP 1983 ANITA FILSON of Raphine VA was the keynote speaker for Mary Baldwin's Class of 2002 Commencement Anita, who is a juvenile and domestic relations court judge for the 25th dislnct, urged graduating stu- dents to "use your gifts to enrich the world in some unique way" This requires a con- scious commitment, she advised. "Drifting through life with a general intent to do good IS not enough." 1989 JANE TERRELL Neer of Richmond VA writes, "1 do volunteer work at the Shepherd Center twice a month My hus- band Ernest and I are retired and enjoying traveling" 1990 DEBRA WENGER of Staunton VA writes, "I have a beautiful first-grader, Rebecca Glynn, and a handsome little man, Derek Austin, 1." 1991 JOHN WESTPHALEN of BassettVA spent II years in the classroom and recently moved into an administrative position as assistant pnncipal for instruction at Patnck County High School in Stuart VA. 1992 LENI SORENSEN of Crozet VA was appointed by Virginia Tech intenm director of Reynolds Homestead (the historic home of R J. Reynolds) and Continuing Education Center in Patrick County VA in February 2002. Leni also serves as alumni board director for the Ph.D. program in American studies at The College of William and Mary. 1998 KATHLEEN "KATHY" ANDES of Grottoes VA moved into a new position with Merck, reporting to the vice president of science and technology "I'll learn about Merck global operations and the entire budget process" 1998 WILLIAM "BILL" GOODSON moved from Colorado Springs CO toWinston-Salem NC after receiving a promotion to hospital sales with Pharmacia 1999 BRIGITTE POWELL of Richmond VA is health-care administrator at Lake Prince Retirement Community in Suffolk VA. The 92-unit continuing-care facility offers inde- pendent and assisted living, dementia care, and nursing. Brigitte has two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren. MAT 2002 BRENDA PAYNE Rose of Staunton VA per- formed in the drama The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-tf)e-!vtoon Mangolds by Paul Zindel at Oak Grove Theater in Verona VA. According to a review in Staunton's News Leader, Brenda touchingly played the role of Nanny, a wordless old woman. Mangolds, which ran in August 2002, was stage-managed by Mary Baldwin student FRANCES TUFTS 04 Send Quote Address Attwh Do We Have Your Correct E-Mail Address? ¥ou know — the latest, up-to-the-minute, current address. E-mail addresses ^fchange, people move around, businesses buy other businesses. We under- t Stand, But we want to stay in touch. The Office of Alumnae/i Activities sends ' out periodic updates about news and events at Mary Baldwin. So, please, f help us help you. Mal<e sure we use the e-mail address that you use. Send '. changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks! Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 MARRIAGES BETTY GASTON '48 to Frank C. Patton Jr., April 12, 2001 VIRGINIA "PATTI" MANN '52 to John Williamson Zeigler Jr., May 4, 2002 ANNE HALL '7 1 to Bruce E. Billings, August 3. 2002 DIANA MOORE '80 to Stephen Grey Rasnick, December 12. 2001 SHARON BEE '92 to Dean Cheng, Apnl 6. 2002 ALISON SHIPREK '92 to Hamilton Kemper. April 6, 2002 EMILY OEHLER '93 to John Murdoch, September 28. 2002 CARLA CUSTIS '95 to John Kenneth "Ken" Russell II. September 7 2002 JENNIFER WILKINSON '95 to John D Taylor June 23, 2002 JULIE YOUNG '95 to Duane Allen Bayly August 17 2002 RANDALL "RANDY" HORNE '96 to Matthe,, -. :: : .. - ■... ' ;:r' 16, 2002 JULIA "JULIE" RENN '96 ■; to Adam Matthew Maurer, May IS, 2002 WENDY BARNES '97 to Colin Owen McEntee, March 10. 2001 MARY BROWN BROUGHTON '97 to ■ Thomas Keith Leachman, July 20. 2002 MINDY WYTTENBACH '97 to A Lee Lindsey August 3. 2002 CAROLYN "CARRIE" TIMMONS '98 to Scott McCandlish, May 4, 2002 TRACEY WEST '98 to Chris Stanton, April 6, 2002 CATHERINE BLACK '99 to Brett Ogletree, October 5. 2002 PAULA EVANS '99 to Wes Pilgnm. June 28. 2002 ANGELA READE '99 to Randy Eustler, July 6. 2002 SARAH WILSON '99 to Brent Clepper. Septembers, 2002 ASHLEY GORDON '00 to Gary Ellis Bradley July 4, 2002 CATARINA MONGE '00 to MARK WILLIAM-TALBERT CRAFT '00 ADP. July 27 2002 CRYSTAL MARSHALL 'DO to Stephen Andreas Scheulen. September 23, 2002 EUZABETH "BETH" PLEWES '01 to Matthew J. McKee, July 6, 2002 ELIZABETH SCHROEDER '01 to Frederick Nashh.v j:- ; . : „i:y13, 2002 KRISTIN BRYANT '02 to Les Gould, June 8, 2002 JENELLE LJVESAY '02 to Kevin Mick, September 21, 2002 KELLY MIZER '02 to Benjamin Walker Cash. June 22. 2002 AMY WARREN '02 to Nathan Edward Gabor, August 10. 2002 BIRTHS LAURA O'HEAR Church '82 and David: a son. Gerret Conover Lent. October 16, 2002 TAMARA DINGBAUM Rib '86 and David: a daughter, Alison Mane. September 13, 2002 MICHELE SCHALOW Clements '86 and Bernard: a daughter. Caroline Stone. December n . 2001 LOUISE HALL Bloxom '87 and Robert: a son. Brantley "Brant" Edward, August 14, 2002 SHANNON PASHAL Btyan '87 and Joel: a daughter Sydney Elizabeth. July 11, 2001 MALLORY COPELAND Kahler '88 and Rich: a daughter. Mary Pembroke. March 29, 2002 ELIZABETH PEABODY Staas '88 and Andrew a daughter. Olivia Hayes, October 4, 2002 ANNE HESS Mamon '89 and Christian: a daughter. Lilly Jane. March 18, 2002 COLLIER ANDRESS Smith '91 and Fant: a son, Weston "Fant." May 2. 2002 MARY HARTGASSMAN Spivey '91 and Tom: a son, Thomas Nelson Carpenter December 6, 2001 ROBIN RAY Coll '91 and Patrick: a son, Rory Mason. September 2. 2002 KIMBERLY BRINKLEY Tliompson '92 and Glenn, a daughter. Emma Graves. May 6. 2002 KIMBERLY FOGEL Hudnall '92 and Chad: a daughter Grace Elizabeth. July 30. 2002 JUUA SHUGART Crist '92 and Jeff: a son. Joseph Patton. adopted November 28. 2001 : born in Seoul. Korea June 20, 2001 DEBRA WASS Brauch '92 andTim: a daugh- ter. Sara Elizabeth. August 2. 2002 MICHELE CARGAIN O'Connell '94 and Ryan: a son. Evan Christopher May 30. 2002 HALUE TRIMMIER Gibbs '95 and Al: a son, StrotherWade. September 18. 2002 LEE CARREN WARD Mather '95 and Jim: a son. Ezekiel "Zeke" Chambers. March 21. 2002 ELIZABETH TROMBLEY Saunders '97 and Mark: twin sons, George Scott and Walter Kenneth, June 7 2002 LATESHA HOOKER Adkins '98 and Nicholas: a daughter Britney Nichole, September 30. 2002 MAYGAN UPSCOMB Elliott '98 and Dwayne: a son. Ryan Winston. May 13. 2002 PAMELA OWENS Rohrer '99 and Aaron: a son, Gabriel Daylor September 15, 2002 JENNIFER UMPHLET Charbonnet '99 and Jonathan: a daughter. Ella Ann Wheat, September 30, 2002 RACHEL EICHENLAUB Ruiy '00 and Marcus: a daughter Leah Rae, March 5, 2002 JUDITH SCHRAUDER '02 and Michael: a daughter. Basia Abigail, September 4, 2002 KEDRIA SINGLETON '03 and Kevin Johnson: a son, Kendrick Mikel, April 14, 2002 DEATHS MARY BIEDLER Piner '21, May 30, 2002 LAURA VAUGHAN Gaillard '23, July 13, 2001 REBECCA JONES Nisbet '25. November 12, 2002 MARGARET CARPENTER Lee '28. August 24, 2002 DOROTHY "DOT" MCGILVRAY Helms '29, September 16, 2002 SALLY WRIGHT Jordan '29, June 26, 2002 ANNA PARKER Pettry '31. September 2. 2002 CATHERINE ZIMMERMAN Kriete '34. May 24, 2002 VIRGINIA RUTH WHITE Taylor '37, July 31 , 2002 LOUISE WILSON Hanna '39. Apnl 23, 2002 ALICE JARMAN Browder '40. May 30. 2002 EUZABETH BRVANS Claussen '42, November 14, 2002 EVELYN RULLMAN Houston '42, September 17 2002 ANN ELLEN GRAHAM Hazzard '43, Novembers, 2002 MARGARET TUTWILER ADDISON Bobbins '47, September 9, 2002 SARAH CALDWELL Cunningham '50. September 9. 2002 JOYCE WITHERSPOON Brown '51, June 6, 2002 LOREE ADAMS Barnett '52. August 2. 2002 MELINDA MCCLUER Miller '59, August 29. 2002 LINDA WATKINS Carmichael '59, November 6. 2002 NANCY BRADNER Trotter '61, August 6. 2002 SUSAN SLIDER Argentine '67, July 15, 2002 JUDITH ANN WIRTH Williams '69, September 11, 2002 DEBORAH EWERS '72, November 15, 2002 CAROL COGDELL Courtney '78, September 19, 2002 CATHRYN "CATHY" GAYLE Lampkin '85, May 26, 2002 MARY GUTHRIE ANDREWS '92. June 30, 2002 SARAH ANN HEARNEY '98, January 19. 2002 CATHERINE "KITTY" GREEN '00 MAT. November 18, 2002 LEGACIES Eight Ways To Make a Difference By some accounts, as many as 60 percent of adult Americans have not prepared a will or estate plan. If you don't leave a will, your state of residency will determine the distribution of your assets. The state's dis- tribution plan will almost certainly not reflect your wishes. Send for our brochure on Eight Ways To Make a Difference, obligation free, and learn how you can make a positive impact dnrough your will. Martha Masters '69 Director of Capital Support and Gift Planning Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401 1-800-622-4255 Q Please send me the free brochure. Q I have a question. Please call me. The best time to call is: a.m./p.m. □ 1 have already included Mary Baldwin College in my estate plan through: □ my will □ a trust arrangement □ other Phone _ Address This infoi-mation will be kept strictly confidential. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 r.^-miitnM Hollywood Kilmarnock Philadelphia Portland Richmond San Jose Seattle Staunton aTumnae/i in action Atlanta, Georgia Meet and Greet June 20, 2002 1. Natalie Cross '98, Jennifer Webb '91, Meredith Mansfield '97, Lisa Saul '81, Emily Alexander Douglas '98, Laura Cross '95, Jen Yavorsky '95 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cocktails at Joseph Ambler Inn with Alumnae/i Association Executive Committee August 10, 2002 2. Ann Renee Garrett Bell '86, Page Smith Hartley '55, Jane Craig Morrison '42, Janet Mitchell Harper '54 3. Ennes Littrell '67 Mercer Pendleton Roemer '75, Molly Shiflet O'Brien '80, Kathenne Jackson Anderson '80 (Executive Committee member) 4. Alumnae/i Association President Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 and husband Ed Staunton, Virginia Lemonade on the Lawn August 27, 2002 5. Jenna Southers Frank '95 MAT Mary Poulin '02, John Kelly (honorary alumnus), Jane Proffit Pruett '46 6. Wanda Thayer '02, Dreama Brown '86 7. Miriam Buckles Helmen '47 MBC Associate Vice President for College Relations Crista Cabe, Leiia Dunlap '41, Eleanor Jamison Supple '42 Staunton, Virginia Legacy Luncheon August 30, 2002 8. Hilary Sutphen '06, Suzie Griffin Sutphen '76, Cari Neeley '06 9. Christine Tilman '06, Brecken Geiman '06, President Cynthia H- Tyson Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Holly\vood, California Dinner and Conversation with President Tyson September 12, 2002 . '.': . ;-- - Barihmnairan 'SO, MaryJMIairgaret 'T--i. ■.' = -s-5ia'S9,\fera«^tiiT3ni'g3, Rresidteinit 'is-z-. Rezeccs Chtane li/ims 'S3, PSmefs Case Giustsfsao '23, Rfenriffi Gifetoons '92 San Jose, California Poolside Lunclneon at Home of Laura Bettn Jackson Dehority '86 September 13, 2002 Seattle, Washington Dinner with President Tyson September 15, 2002 - r/- Csstyte Jparsiia. Portland, Oregon Area Event with President Tyson at Home of Carol Emory '65 September 16, 2002 B'JcSls 'Stj, Csjci tTKGf j' '6s, JeSit Bs-lsf McfOniney "47. SsllV O'Bngn ienran '61 Richmond, Virginia Luncheon at Wilton House with Dean Jeffrey L. Buller September 26, 2002 FSceccs Jufres VtficSdnann '86, Mfeiriels Barnes Janes "51, Mfeny Sue GncteiMJir FcttoBies '50 15. Jb^lesGaligJi^'48. JfeineAlSdnsiaoDw»er'47, Betsy feuiy Wifemsoe '48. Mar^fet GetSy 16. Susn Parkar Dtsan '83. Urefeay BylfeTO! "73, KaUw Sraelllmond 15, Mce IrtemsSiaige" Efcas "73, Dean JteSfney L Biuter Kilmamock, Virginia Crab Steam September 21, 2002 17. ,f.j&- Sie'ce 7;,, c^'oi,:; Famine Bugh '00, Lois Spencs, Jbnef BiusseB Ste^knsn "32 Mary Baldwin Coitege Msgaslre • ytfimsr 2003 Durham, North Carolina Luncheon Honoring Trustee Emeritus Mildred Roycroft Teer '44 October 24, 2002 19. Elizabeth McElhinny '01, Elizabeth Preddy '67 DillardTeer. Mildred Roycroft Teer '44, MBC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mark Atchison, Angela Hall '97 Staunton, Virginia Sophomore Sit Down October 30, 2002 20. The STARS (Student Alumnae Relations Society) with President Tyson Back row II to rl Susannah Baskervill '05, Lisa Sklllman '05, Cat Charles '05, Drisana Garlington '04, Suzanne Bergamo '04, President Tyson, Erika Giraldo '04, IvyTrohanov '04, Brandy Clark '03, Mansol Euceda '04, Liz Hill '03 Front row II to r) Ryn Bruce '99, VickiTenBroeck '05. Leah Griffith '03, Megan Kadilak '06, Nichole Farquhar '04 Hines Phoenix '77, Hohn Create Endowments For Art, Study Abroad An alumna and a faculty member have established endowments to offer financial assistance to students of art or to those who go to other countries. Patricia Hines Phoenix '77, who has worked extensively with illustrators and advertising agen- cies, has created The Patricia Hines Phoenix Art Scholarship Endowment for full-time residen- tial students majoring in art with emphasis in studio art, preferably graphic design. Thanking Ulysse Desportes, now professor emeritus of art, for her "love for studio art," she said he pro- vided instruction beyond the major but that she still had to take additional courses, related to commercial art, when she moved to New York after Mary Baldwin. She said she hopes her gift will help stu- dents who study graphic design and encourage the college to provide the training they need. Bonnie Marie Hohn, asso- ciate professor of biology at Mary Baldwin, has set up the Hohn Family Memorial Endowment for Study Abroad to honor her mother, Margaret Ruopp Hohn; her father, Roland Gilbert Hohn; and her sister, Sarah Ann Hohn. The endowment will fund an annual Hohn Award, present- ed at the honors convocation and used to help pay for study abroad. Students are to compete for the award, based on academ- ic merit, good character, and likelihood of benefiting cultural- ly and intellectually from proposed courses of study abroad. "All of the Hohns believe in the value of studying and travel- ing abroad and in the shift of perspective and broadening of one's frame of reference that accompanies the experience," said Hohn. "Endowment is how you can influence the future, how you can guide the future of Mary Baldwin and its students," said Martha Masters '69, the college's director of capital support and gift plan- ning. "We can help donors shape their gifts to have enduring impact," said Masters, who can be reached at 540-887-701 1 or email@example.com. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 Opening Convocation For Faculty and Staff Our Gracious God, It is staggering to contemplate what has happened since last we gathered in this room: terrorism and stock market decline child abductions and scandals — the church war in Afghanistan and the threat of war in Iraq drought here and floods and fires elsewhere major corporations bankrupt and business leaders under arrest and now the Hershey chocolate company may be sold to the Swiss. What on earth are we supposed to think? What are we supposed to do? Saints and prophets down through the ages have counseled us that it is possible to survive our hardships joyfully. Don't be afraid, they tell us; have a little faith. Since it seems the newspapers are not going to serve up much good news, we are left to make our own good news, conjure up our own happiness. Yet we are just this improbable collection of individuals of every conceivable political stripe religious belief lifestyle who separately have little in common, but together we are Mary Baldwin College. We're it. If we are going to get through this year with any kind of grace and style, we may need, if not divine intervention, at least holy assistance. Please help us create in the middle of all the craziness around us a place where we and students can be happy and laugh and learn and grow and enjoy ourselves. Give us the resilience we need to thrive. God, we cannot get through the day without remembering one who was so gifted at thriving no matter what life handed her. We miss Carolyn Meeks and take this time to remember her Now, O God, as we step out into the unknown, you lead the way. Thank you for one more year. Amen. Patricia Hunt, chaplain at Mary Baldwin College since 1985, composes prayers that are both topical and timeless — and typically unconventional. Here are two she delivered at gatherings on campus at the beginning of this school year. First Faculty Meeting Our Gracious God, As far as we know, none of our alumnae or board members have appeared in the newspapers being led away in handcuffs to jail. There are a lot of highly regarded colleges and universities that cannot make this claim, and although nothing says it can't happen to us, it is reassuring to be a part of a place that has a certain basic decency about it. We're not bucking for sainthood here, but Mary Baldwin faculty and staff still stop and evaluate how actions should be regarded ethically, and in our little world, people are actually held in high regard just for being pretty good human beings. We are grateful that such places still exist, that we are part of one of them. Whatever befalls us, don't let us lose this essential goodness. As we encounter students and endeavor to open their minds, help us somehow communicate to them what we inherited and continue to nurture at this college, a depth of character, a rootedness in values that endure beyond the Pyrrhic victories that are celebrated in our culture. Even after the events of the last year with its temporary exaltation of ordinary women and men, we know better than to count on recognition for decency. We need your reassurance from time to time that the little voice of the best in us is not foolish or wrong but is critical to the survival of humankind. We remember today a faculty member who knew how to cherish seemingly ordinary people and animals and places. As we take this moment to remember Jerry Venn, we pray his passionate caring may live on among us. Grant us good courage and much happiness as we begin a new year. Amen. Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 j i BxmwiN ( ( ) 1 1 1 (i F STAUNTON, VIRGINIA 24401 Completed^ Size: Occupancy: Architect: Builder: Cost: F^our floors, 23,000 square feet About 50 students, several live-in staff Geier Brown Renfro Architects Alexandria, Virginia J.M.Turner & Co. Inc. Roanoke, Virginia $6.7 million 376 Mr. William C. Pollard 200 N Market St Staunton VA 24401-3629 *"""ECRLOr'CQ20 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIC, US, POSTAGE f- MARY BALDWIN CO l»M.l..l.l..ltl......ll..ll„||.,„|,||,|„||„.||,„|,|„l A connfortable nook in the new Center for the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted offers an inspiring view of the Marv Baldwin College campus.